This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is INDIA.jpgIn a landmark ruling, the Indian Supreme Court has officially recognized transgender as a third gender. The Court said; “It is the right of every human being to choose their gender.”

The two Judge Supreme bench added, in its ruling on Tuesday; “Recognition of transgender people as a third gender is not a social or medical issue but a human rights issue,”

“Transgenders are also citizens of India” and they must be “provided equal opportunity to grow”, Justice KS Radhakrishnan said.

“The spirit of the Constitution is to provide equal opportunity to every citizen to grow and attain their potential, irrespective of caste, religion or gender.”

The court further ordered the Indian government to begin providing transgender people with quotas in jobs and education in line with other minority groups, as well as key amenities.

Official statistics estimate that there are over two million people with transgender issues living in India today.

The lawyer for the petitioner, National Legal Services Authority (Nalsa), Anita Shenoy said; “We are quite thrilled by the judgment,”

“The court order gives legal sanctity to the third gender. The judges said the government must make sure that they have access to medical care and other facilities like separate wards in hospitals and separate toilets,” she said.

Human rights campaigners also welcomed the ruling saying that transgender people live on the fringes of society, often in poverty, ostracized because of their gender identity.

Most Transvestites, cross-dressers, and transgender people in India make a living by singing and dancing or by begging and prostitution.

Previous articleMiley Cyrus Hospitalized, Forced to cancel Tour.
Next articleGM To Seek Court Protection In Ignition Cases.
We, at the 18yard, are an organisation whose primary objective is to provide both, aspiring and existing, entrepreneurs with essential business tools. Our contributors are fully qualified and experienced experts, in different specialty fields. Our discussions at the yard cover a number of carefully selected categories. Currently our classifications are as follows; Entrepreneurship Our core business is the provision of well researched, high quality, helpful business information. We want to give both aspiring and existing business people, essential business information that they can actually use to achieve their operational goals. We endeavour to forge valuable relationships with our readers through posting useful and highly informative, entrepreneurial articles. Our content is written by experts who have wide knowledge and experience in the business world. All we want to achieve here at the Yard is to be able to give you critical tools that will add value to your business. We also publish interviews and videos of well-known business experts that will inspire you to attain that next level of achievement in both your business and personal life. Health & Fitness What value is business success to an individual if they do not have matching good health? For people to be able to setup and run businesses successfully, they need to be of good health. That is why we have this category where we provide expert health and fitness information to our readers. Part of our objective is to combat obesity among business people, and to promote, good nutrition and healthy lifestyle, fitness and exercising, and overall individual wellbeing. We sincerely hope that our readers will effectively use this critical resource to live long, healthy, and fulfilling lives. News Feeds In this section of the Yard, we bring our readers interesting news from all over the world for their enjoyment. This section could be global politics, funny news, or just anything we may feel is of value to our readers. Celebrity & Entertainment Entrepreneurs do not live in a vacuum. They need leisure& entertainment as much as the next guy. Who doesn’t want to hear about, the latest celebrity gossip, or news about which celebrity has gone broke, or information about that new movie that’s coming out? We all want to hear about celebrity scandals. It could also be news about the hottest holiday deals that our reader may require. Whatever information we may feel our readers need, we at the Yard take the responsibility to research and provide such news and information. Sport We all love sport and Entrepreneurs are no different. They too love sport and hence we at the yard also cover different sports for our readers to enjoy. We do cover all kinds of sport but we deliberately have a bias towards football. Our Content Our content is a combination of curated news and original expert content.

Leave a Reply