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Handbook on rights of transgender and gender non-conforming people launched

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A handbook on the rights of and non-conforming people was launched here Thursday.

The Centre for Health, Law, (CHLET) of the Jindal Global School (JGLS) launched the handbook "Rights of and Non-Conforming People in India" in the presence of representatives of the community.

Speaking on the occasion, founding of the and of the Jindal Global School, C said "academicians must come out of their comfort zone" and work with communities.

"There are very few educational spaces that provide opportunities to move beyond the classroom and engage with social movements that have the potential for fundamental social transformation," he said.

He said the academic world does not give opportunities for such engagement but "we want such work to be taken forward for core research, community activism and advocacy".

The handbook narrates the 2014 decision in the case of (NALSA) vs that had granted legal recognition to the rights of transgender and non-conforming people in India, a release said.

The handbook is divided into four chapters -- constitutional law, criminal law, getting government identification, and the Right to Information. It will be available online in seven regional languages, it added.

of the (UNDP), Zainab Patel, also spoke on the occasion and applauded the handbook.

Transgender activists, present at the event, welcomed the move saying "no empowerment is complete without legal empowerment".

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, September 13 2018. 19:10 IST
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