Every transgender in the state shall be treated as living under BPL (Below Poverty Line), unless stated otherwise. They would be entitled to all the benefits under the BPL scheme, including cheap food-grains, LPG, electricity connections etc.
Creating hierarchies of minorities within minorities is not helpful. We have to fight that fight together, not play the game of competing marginalities and disavowals of who we are historically and psychically based on fantasies of our own radicalism and supposed freedom to be who we are.
Singer Bhavya Pandit released her video of her rendition of the song “Kuch Toh Log Kaheinge, Logon Ka Kaam Hain Kehna” which features transgender rights activist Shreya Reddy along with renowned equal rights activist Harish Iyer in pivotal roles as a couple
Why does the director feel that she has a right to make herself the voice of this community and take away our agency? Which hijra house has a bai-ji covered with diamonds and pearls like she’s stuck in some kind of mughal-e-azam?