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Nagpur district administration to build public toilets for transgenders

The move comes after representatives of the Sarthi Trust, which works for the community, met District Collector and demanded separate public toilets for transgenders.

Published: 17th February 2018 03:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th February 2018 03:14 PM   |  A+A-

In a first at aiming to secure the rights of transgenders in Pakistan two bills were introduced in the National Assembly.

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By PTI

NAGPUR: The district administration has decided to construct two public toilets in the city for members of the transgender community.

The move comes after representatives of the Sarthi Trust, which works for the community, met District Collector Sachin Kurve and demanded separate public toilets for transgenders.

"We have decided to set up two (public) toilets for the transgender community in Pachpaoli and Sitabuldi areas.

The sites were suggested by the trust," Kurve told PTI.

Nikunj Joshi, CEO of Sarathi Trust, said there were about 1,200 transgenders in the city.

"We apprised the collector and deans and civil surgeons (of government hospitals) about health concerns of transgender community, and the discrimination they sometimes face.

"We requested for separate (public) toilets as well as separate medical wards for transgenders," he added.

 

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