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Rajya Sabha creates history, passes Private Member’s Bill to protect rights of transgenders

New Delhi(CNN-IBN): It is a historic day for transgenders as the Rajya Sabha on Friday unanimously passed a Private Member’s Bill moved by Rajya Sabha MP Trichy Siva to protect their rights.

Rajya Sabha creates history, passes Private Member's Bill to protect rights of transgenders

The Bill aims at formulation and implementation of a comprehensive national policy for the upliftment of transgenders. After Act comes into force, there will be strong provisions to prevent abuse and violence towards transgenders.
A National Transgender Welfare Commission and a special transgender court will also be set up.

There are 58 clauses and 10 chapters in the Bill depicting different aspects of transgenders life from childhood to oldage, so that they are supported and integrated in the society.
The last time a private member bill was passed was in 1970.

It is a historic day for transgenders as the Rajya Sabha on Friday unanimously passed a Private Member’s Bill moved by DMK Rajya Sabha MP Tiruchi Siva to protect their rights.

The Bill aims at formulation and implementation of a comprehensive national policy for the upliftment of transgenders. After Act comes into force, there will be strong provisions to prevent abuse and violence towards transgenders.

A National Transgender Welfare Commission and a special transgender court will also be set up.
There are 58 clauses and 10 chapters in the Bill depicting different aspects of transgenders life from childhood to oldage, so that they are supported and integrated in the society.
The last time a Private Member Bill was passed was in 1970.

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