Transgenders excluded from NRC

A petition has been filled in the Supreme Court seeking its direction in the issue of around 2,000 transgenders being excluded from the list of National Register of Citizens (NRC) of Assam.

Speaking on the issue of the exclusion of transgenders from the list, Assam’s first transgender judge and petitioner Swati Bidhan Baruah said: “Most transgenders were abandoned, they do not have documents pertaining to before 1971. Objection applications did not contain ‘others’ as a gender category.”

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