Now Hijras or Transgenders will get some respect as they can vote as the third gender bringing some excitement to this community who initially had to vote as male or female, and later as “Other” gender. The development driven by a 2014 Supreme Court judgement, represents a truly coming out for this community. West Bengal with more than 50,000 transgenders, one of the largest of any state, should see many register to vote and actually vote. Now it is for all of us to accept them and support them.
Source: Hindustan Times
- 9 Mar 2016