After Chandigarh Administration constituted the Transgender Welfare Board in tricity, it is making every possible effort to fulfil the requirements of Transgenders so that they can stand in society and walk fearlessly. In the latest development the UT social welfare department is all set to send a proposal to the finance department of Administration for having a separate budget in the 2018-19 financial year for the recently constituted Transgender welfare Board.
Also, another feather in the cap for transgenders is the decision by the Supreme Court of India to re-examine its verdict upholding Section 377 of the IPC that criminalises unnatural sex. The bench comprising Chief Justice of IndiaDipak Mishra held that societal morality changes with time. A section of people can't live in fear of their sexual orientation.
Talking to NewsNumber, Panjab University’s Transgender Pride and the member of Chandigarh Transgender Welfare Board, Dhananjay Chauhan Manglamukhi lauded the efforts by the Chandigarh Administration and held that Chandigarh Administration is very cooperative and listens to the genuine demands made by the Board. Talking about the Supreme Court’s decision on section 377 of IPC, Dhananajay held that it is great move and has been welcomed by the LGBT community as a whole.
It is notable to mention that the Budget demand for transgender Welfare Board includes the money required for recruiting staff, organising seminars and workshops to raise awareness, and holding the annual pride walk. Also, the Welfare Board will utilize the money in providing shelter to the transgenders who have been disowned by their families.