Tue. Feb 7th, 2023

The first judge in India who is transgender wants the government to make this happen…

In the early months of 2018 the Transgender activist Vidya Kamble received the honor of being a judge at the Lok Adalat in Nagpur in Maharashtra. The following year, the country was awarded the 3rd transgender judge Swati Bidhan Baruah. She is from Guwahati.

India’s first transgender judge Joyita Mondal has underlined the need for reservations in government positions for the members of her community and has said their participation into segments such as police and Railways can change the society’s attitude toward them and aid to advance their lives. Mondal stated that her community requires shelter homes in sufficient quantities across the country. She also suggested that the government should initiate an initiative in this direction.

“It is crucial to provide a the right to be considered for government positions members of the community who are transgender. If I don’t get work, who’s going to provide me with food?” Mondal spoke to reporters on Friday following her attendance at an event for literature and culture, “Lit Chowk”, in this city. She stated that if, because the reservation process, transgender people join the police force or the Railways and the Railways, it won’t only aid community members in moving through life, but alter the way society views transgender individuals.

She suggested that authorities be more understanding of the people in her community and the challenges facing them. Mondal was appointed as a judge of the Lok Adalat of Islampur in West Bengal in 2017, becoming the first person of her own community to hold this position in the country.

In the early months of 2018 an activist for transgender rights Vidya Kamble received the honor of being a judge at the Lok Adalat in Nagpur in Maharashtra. The following year, India was awarded the 3rd transgender judge Swati Bidhan Baruah. She comes from Guwahati. This week, in an historic decision in the history of the country, the Maharashtra government advised that the Bombay High Court that members of the third gender are able to apply for the position of police constables. It also said that it will draft guidelines for their physical examinations by February 2023.

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