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  • AICC dissolves all UP district committees, two member team to oversee preparation for bypolls
  • Forty two votes required to host 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games
  • US, S Arabia talk maritime security in the Gulf
  • NITI Aayog to release 2nd edition of Healthy States, Progressive India report
  • Bhatpara gradually limping back to normal
  • Judicious use of water can save India from future calamities: Jal Shakti Minister
  • FC meets K'taka economists; discusses infra gaps, democratic deficit
  • Their ego will finish them, says BJP after Adhir Ranjan uses derogatory words for PM
  • Outrightly reject Karnataka's Mekedatu project proposal: TN CM urges Modi
  • Zimbabwe government bans use of foreign currency as legal tender
  • Rajouri road accident: Governor mourns loss of lives, announces ex-gratia
  • Baseline Ventures sign star shooters Apurvi, Saurabh
  • Afghanistan: Security forces kill 70 Taliban militants in past 5 days
  • Wakf properties unsafe under TRS rule: Shabbir
  • Congress dissolves all district committees in UP

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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