A- A A+
Last Updated : Sep 26 2020 7:48AM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
Dates for Bihar Assembly Elections announced; Voting to be held in three phases with strict adherence to social distancing norms            Model Code of Conduct comes into effect in Bihar            PM Modi says recently passed farm and labour bills will free farmers and workers from unnecessary laws            Government says there is no impact of COVID-19 on area coverage under kharif crops            COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 81.74 per cent           

National News

Dec 17, 2018
8:45PM

Transgender Bill passed in Lok Sabha amid uproar

File Pic :dd news
Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill amid din after rejecting the opposition amendments. 


The Bill prohibits discrimination against a transgender person in areas such as education, employment and healthcare. It also directs the central and state governments to provide welfare schemes for them. 


Moving the bill, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot said, it was a long-standing demand to bring a legislation to protect the rights of transgender persons and their welfare. 


He said, the bill is aimed at bringing the community into the mainstream of the society. 


The Minister said, the bill has incorporated 27 suggestions by the Standing Committee. 


Initiating a discussion, Shashi Tharoor said, the definition of transgender persons was at variance with the definitions recognised by international bodies and Indian experts. 


He also said, the bill has a regressive outlook and there should be more discussions on it to make it a robust law.


 BJD member Bhartruhari Mahtab also questioned the bill saying there is an incongruity in the Bill and ambiguity in its definition. 


Supriya Sule of NCP and Kakoli Ghosh of Trinamool Congress also objected to some of the provisions in the bill. 


Replying to the brief debate, the Minister said, the bill has been brought after a detailed discussion and assured that he will try to incorporate the suggestions if any. 

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill was introduced amid din in the Lok Sabha. 

The Bill makes all declarations of instant triple talaq void and illegal. It seeks to make the practice a punishable offence with imprisonment of up to three years. The Bill will replace the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance-2018. 

   Related News

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 25 (Sep) Midday News 25 (Sep) Evening News 25 (Sep) Hourly 26 (Sep) (0610hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 25 (Sep) दोपहर समाचार 25 (Sep) समाचार संध्या 25 (Sep) प्रति घंटा समाचार 26 (Sep) (0600hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 25 (Sep) Khabrein(Day) 25 (Sep) Khabrein(Eve) 25 (Sep)
Aaj Savere 25 (Sep) Parikrama 25 (Sep)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 25 (Sep) Samayki 9 (Aug) Sports Scan 25 (Sep) Spotlight/News Analysis 25 (Sep) Employment News 25 (Sep) World News 25 (Sep) Samachar Darshan 22 (Mar) Radio Newsreel 21 (Mar)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 12 (Mar) Surkhiyon Mein 25 (Sep) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 11 (Mar) Vaad-Samvaad 17 (Mar) Money Talk 17 (Mar) Current Affairs 6 (Mar) Sanskrit Saptahiki 26 (Sep) North East Diary 24 (Sep)