Assam Government Approves Transgender Policy

Assam Government Approves Transgender Policy

transgender transgender

Guwahati, February 12, 2020:

Amid the gloomy state of affairs in Assam, the state cabinet has approved the Transgender policy, thereby giving the community a reason to celebrate after years of struggle.

Speaking with Inside Northeast, Transgender Advocate and noted activist Swati Bidhan Baruah informed that after the passing of the policy in the cabinet, the Transgender Welfare Board of Assam will directly come into existence, which will look into matters relating to the community.

ALSO READ: Assam Govt Offers Financial Aid to Children of HPC Employees &13,000 Hostellers

“The Transgender Welfare Board will be working on the employment of the transgender people, their educational reservation and various health issues. It will also play a vital role in removing the discrimination existing in the society against the community,” she said.

“I am very happy that the Assam government has finally approved the policy after ten long years of fighting for this. We will continue to walk for the development of the community for their reservation, health, skill development and empowerment,” added Swati.

ALSO READ: Assam: Ahom Organization Burns Effigies of AIUDF MLA Aminul Islam

She also informed that in order to celebrate the achievement, a Transgender Parade will be organized in the month of March. “It was not an easy fight for us. So we have decided to celebrate the achievement. We will be organizing a separate Transgender Pride Parade to celebrate the transgender community and feminism,” informed Swati.

Support Inside Northeast (InsideNE), an independent media platform that focuses on Citizen-centric stories from Northeast India that are surprising, inspiring, cinematic and emotionally relevant.

Readers like you make Inside Northeast’s work possible.

To support our brand of fearless and investigative journalism, support us HERE.


The Inside Northeast app HERE for News, Views, and Reviews from Northeast India.

Do keep following us for news on-the-go. We deliver the Northeast.

Edited By: Admin
Published On: Feb 13, 2020