India has been one of the few countries which have legally and constitutionally guaranteed equal rights to the transgender but most work needs to be done. The people attitude and mindset must change. The literacy rate in this community is very low, not because of financial constraints but mainly due to lack of family support and social hatred. Increase in literacy level is not possible as long as the government does not fix a quota in all public and private institutions to accommodate the third gender, financially support them and create an accommodating environment.
Md Rustam Parwez
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