The Karnataka state cabinet has approved a policy to safeguard transgender individuals from social, sexual exploitation in the state.
The state cabinet has reportedly approved a policy to define, certify and to safeguards the transgender lives in the state.
The policy was approved after the Supreme Court has given the recognition to transgender as a third gender in April 2015.
T.B.Jayachandra, law and parliamentary affairs minister of Karnataka said in a statement, “These sexual minorities are facing a lot of problems and atrocities for their survival like insecurity, sexual discrimination, social discrimination, insults, anxiety, and suicidal tendencies. Therefore to bring them to the mainstream of the society and provide them a secured life, this policy has been framed”.
A cabinet meeting was being held yesterday wherein the policy was passed by the members.
Adding further to this he said, “They face insecurity, discrimination, insults, anxiety, suicidal tendencies. Therefore, this policy aims at bringing them into the mainstream of society and provides them with a secured life”.
Following this, this policy also aims to create awareness in all educational institutions of the state about the transgender community to address the issue like sexual abuse, discrimination, and violence against transgenders.