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India: High Court Directs State to Assist Transgenders to Procure Documents

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Staff Writer, TLR

Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00


High Court , Transgenders

The Madhya Pradesh High Court has directed the state legal service authority to assist transgenders to procure Identity cards/ Transgender Cards, Ration Cards,  and Aadhar cards. The High Court bench including the Chief Justice decided the same while responding to public interest litigation by a transgender petitioner. The petition was owing to the difficulty in procuring required IDs to access state-sponsored rations including food grains. The High Court acknowledged the plight of the transgender community and has decided in their favor by directing the State Legal Service Authority to provide necessary assistance for procuring these documents. The director of the authority in each district has been bestowed with the duty of monitoring the same.