WARANGAL: Transgenders from Warangal have demanded that they be given equal opportunities to live in the society. They appealed to the Warangal Urban collector Prashant J. Patil requesting him to ensure that they are given fair treatment.
Members of the Telangana Hijra Transgender Samiti on Monday presented a memorandum to the collector, requesting to ensure that the social group receives the state government incentives to improve living conditions.
They pointed out that the Supreme Court had in 2014 recognised transgenders as the third gender and ruled that they are entitled to equal opportunities along with men and women. However, even after five years of the ruling, the state government is yet to bring out welfare schemes for the social group, they said.
They pointed out how states like Andhra Prad-esh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Odisha were implementing the same. Their demands are that the state government provide them with Aasara pension, housing, education, self-employment loans and health card as they are rejected by their families and society. They complained that neither are they given employment nor is anyone ready to rent their homes to them. They also asked the state government to conduct awareness drives....