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NHRC issues advisory to Central, state govts to ensure welfare of transgender persons

NHRC issues advisory to Central, state govts to ensure welfare of transgender persons

New Delhi, Sep 26 (UNI) National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued an advisory to the Centre, State governments and Union Territory administrations to ensure the welfare of transgender Persons.
In the advisory, the Rights body has observed that one of the primary concerns faced by transgender persons in the country is that despite the legal advancements, they continue to grapple with discrimination at various places like employment disparities, limited access to healthcare, and exclusion from social circles, a communique issued by the NHRC said.
The Commission, in a letter to the Secretaries in the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment and Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Chief Secretaries of States and Administrators of Union Territories, has asked for the implementation of its recommendations in letter and spirit, and sought action taken report within two months.

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