TURNED DOWN FAMILIES, HOW TO PROVE CITIZENSHIP: LGBTQ COMMUNITY

TURNED DOWN FAMILIES, HOW TO PROVE CITIZENSHIP: LGBTQ COMMUNITY
  • People of the LGBT community protest against NRC at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on Sunday
  • Transgender involved in the demonstration said – Government should find solutions to our concerns before implementing NRC

The LGBT community has said that if the Citizenship Register (NRC) is implemented in the country, it will be difficult for them to prove their citizenship. These people staged a protest against NRC at Jantar Mantar on Sunday. They said – they have turned us down by the family. Now it will be difficult for us to go back to our family and bring evidence of being an Indian citizen. The LGBT community demanded the government to address their concerns by implementing NRC. People from the LGBT community from other parts of the country including Assam took part in this protest.

The protesters said that in many cases, transgenders have to leave their homes due to violence. They have no other evidence than the Aadhaar card. Aadhar card will not be considered as proof of citizenship, so how will they prove their citizenship?

‘CHALLENGE TO PROVE GENDER AND NAME FOR TRANSGENDERS’

Community members said that we have to face a lot of difficulties to prove our name and gender. The gender recorded in the birth and educational certificates of transgenders varies. Their names also change with the passage of time. In such a situation, how will it be proved that there are two different and not one person who is seeking citizenship from this community?

‘IF THE OFFICER’S OWN WILL WORKS, IT WILL DEPRIVE TRANSGENDERS OF CITIZENSHIP’

Transgenders say that the government should find a solution to their problems before they fully implement the NRC. If this is not done, the authorities will work on their own free will and exclude people from the LGBT community from the citizenship list. He also cited media reports claiming that about 2000 transgenders were not included in the NRC in Assam.

Source: Khulasa news

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