Majority of transgender community stays away from electoral process

  • | Sunday | 5th February, 2017

However, when it comes to participating in the democratic process, the transgender (eunuch, third gender) community appears to be the most reluctant. "The poll body must involve the transgender community in the enrolment process. That is why we are so reluctant," says Suhana (name changed) a hijra who collects money at a Thane traffic signal. Neighbouring Thane has just 15 transgender voters out of 12.3 lakh voters. The estimated transgender population in Mumbai is about 10,000.

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