HC Issues Historic Order to ‘Employ’ Transgender

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Ludhiana: The Punjab and Haryana High Court in a historic step has asked Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to consider employing third genders besides the females as school bus guards to check eve-teasing and sexual exploitation of school children in buses.

The move came after the Supreme Court in a revolutionary move recognized the transgenders as third gender in April this year, and now he HC wants the members of the community to be responsible citizen.

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The development comes after the court took a suo-motu notice of a case in which the bus conductor of a private school bus had allegedly sexually assaulted a five year old kindergarten student.

In what is being termed as a major development after the Supreme Court recognised transgenders as the third gender, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked Punjab, Haryana governments and UT Chandigarh to initiate steps to fix the responsibility of third gender and involve members of this community in the mainstream society.

The decision to employ transgenders comes after some schools had told the court that they are not able to find adequate number of female school bus helpers. The court asked Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to consider employing transgenders besides the females as school bus guards to check eve-teasing and sexual exploitation of school children in buses. The court has also slammed the parents who were apprehensive about the move.

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