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Reserve seat for transgenders! UoM Syndicate member Dr Chaitra Narayan writes to registrar

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Mysuru: University of Mysore Syndicate Member Dr Chaitra Narayan has urged the authorities to reserve one seat to transgender community.

Dr Chaitra Narayan has written to the registrar of University of Mysore requesting for reservation of one seat for transgender community in both Under Graduate and Post-Graduate courses.

In 2014, the Supreme Court passed a widely hailed judgement that recognised the rights of transgender people and said “they should enjoy all fundamental rights enshrined in the Indian Constitution.”

In the NALSA v/s Union of India case, 2014, the Supreme Court had directed the Centre and State Governments to take steps to treat transgenders as socially and educationally backward classes of citizens and extend all kinds of reservation in admission to educational institutions and in public appointments.

According to reports, Karnataka has a transgender population of more than 70,000.

In this regard, “I request the Vice-Chancellor to immediately bring into effect a Reservation module for Transgenders. One reserved seat in all the UG & PG courses would immensely help this neglected and often inhumanely treated section of our society to come out of the financial and social stigmas that they have been suffering over the years.”

The University of Mysore, which has several firsts to its credit should be a role model and set an example by being the first university to implement reservation for transgenders.

Providing them with the education that they are entitled to will go a long way in helping them lead respectable lives, Chaitra Narayan has felt.

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