Filed through advocate Indra Sawhney, the plea sought reservation for transgenders in educational institutions and job opportunities in public and private sectors, either as a separate category or as being a backward class. They should even be allowed to marry and adopt children.
The Transgender community has been demanding enforcement of their fundamental right to live with dignity and get legal recognition to their sex as the third sex.
The petition cited the 2003 order of Madhya Pradesh HC upholding an election tribunal’s decision that nullified election of a transgender, Kamala Jaan, as the mayor of Katni. The order, it added, was unfair to the third sex as it deprived their statutory right to vote and contest elections.
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