Still from the protest
Still from the protest

Mumbai: Transgender community protests against Transgender Persons Bill 2018

ANI | Updated: Dec 27, 2018 02:27 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Dec 27 (ANI): Members of the transgender community on Wednesday held a protest against the Transgender Persons Bill, 2018 at Azad Maidan here.
The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, which was passed in the Lok Sabha last week, has been received with an outcry from the transgender group, urging the government to either withdraw or send the Bill for a review.
Speaking to ANI, Vicky Shinde, a member of the transgender community, said, "Lord Rama gave us right to bless people during occasions of happiness, it's not begging but it has been criminalised under this bill. If you cannot provide us employment, don't take our livelihood away. I urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop this Bill."
Earlier, on December 20, transgender persons had organised a protest against the Bill at the District Commissioner's office in Kalaburagi, Karnataka. (ANI)