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JOIN the tweet storm to #StopTransBill2018 !! With us now-Brandt, a transmasculine person from Bombay, feminist & freelance editor, he deposed before the Parliamentary Standing Committee appointed to research issues with the Bill before it was tabled, passed in its present form.
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WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE TRANS BILL 2018- we are tagging Rajya Sabha MPs!! RT and join the tweet storm #StopTransBill2018 (find RS MPs at the end of this thread by Brandt)
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India' new Transgender Rights Bill needs to rejected in totality by the Rajya Sabha for the following reasons (1/7) #StopTransBill2018
It nullifies the NALSA judgment sanctioned principle of self-identification. Under the bill, any person who wants to change their gender marker to "transgender" needs to appear before a screening committee which includes medical experts. (2/7) #StopTransBill2018
If you want to change your gender marker to male or female, the Bill further asks for evidence of a sex reassignment surgery. While the screening committee mechanism diluted the NALSA judgment's guarantees, this provision is in outright contempt of it. (3/7) #StopTransBill2018
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The Transgender Bill fails to plug the gap in the judicial protection of transgender persons who are victims of sexual assault or rape - thereby legally sanctioning discriminatory behavior and denying equal protection in law. #StopTransBill2018
The Bill also fails to recognize the need for appropriate infrastructure such as gender-neutral/gender inclusive toilets for transgender persons who face severe difficulties while accessing gender-segregated spaces. #StopTransBill2018
The Bill does not provide for reservations – disregarding the directions of the Supreme Court in NALSA to "extend all kinds of reservation in cases of admission in educational institutions and for public appointments.” #StopTransBill2018
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