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  • Mamata expresses grief at Basu Chatterjee's demise
  • Hyderabad resident announces reward to those who identify miscreants involved in elephant killing
  • Jalna reports one more COVID-19 death, two more cases in Parbhani
  • Cyclone Nisarga 'devastates' Aurangabad
  • Health worker injured in militant attack on police party in Kashmir
  • India, Australia sign seven MoUs, decide to share medical research in preventing Covid-19 pandemic
  • Tennis "ice queen" Pliskova says she gets nervous like others
  • Another jolt to Cong before Guj RS polls, two more MLAs resign
  • DMK MLA tests positive for COVID-19
  • US apologizes for desecration of Mahatma Gandhi's statue
  • Jitendra Awhad asks Kerala CM to punish culprits involved in elephant killing
  • 60-year-old man dies due to COVID-19 in Kashmir, death toll rises to 35 in J&K
  • Mah: Sangli reports four new COVID-19 cases
  • World Athletics unveils four-year strategic plan upon reopening of its headquarters
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LGBTI: Time to break the taboo of immorality, embrace the difference

United Nations, Sep 26 (UNI) To tackle challenges, including hate crimes, faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) community, the need of the hour is to educate people to change the mindset and embrace the difference.
Addressing a high-level event on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary killings of LGBTI persons around the world, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, said, ''We need to respect and embrace these differences – not criminalise them, not attack people, not deprive them of equal rights or the protection of the law, just because they are seen as ‘different’.''
Welcoming recent legislative changes that have happened in Chile - her own country, and India, Ms Bachelet noted that ''this important discussion is taking place all over the world.''
She stressed that only education can roll back prejudice and hate, which are at the core of the killings and violence against the LGBTI community, a United Nations statement said on Wednesday.
UN independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity Victor Madrigal-Borloz said, ''Every day, millions of LGBTI people, are subjected to acts of great cruelty based solely on who they are or who they choose to love or desire.''
In seven countries, same sex relationships are punishable by death, in complete violation of fundamental human rights.
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