Demanding cancellation of IPC Section 377, members of Karnataka Sexual Minorities Forum, along with their supporters, staged a protest demonstration in Chamarajanagar, on Tuesday.
According to officials at the regional office of the Unique Identification Authority of India, Delhi, the category of ‘transgender’ has been present since the beginning of the project. While a number of transgenders have enrolled themselves, unique numbers for 1,600 have been generated and they have also got their UID cards.
“Based on the vision for a completely inclusive system and guided by the target of giving an Aadhar card to every resident of Delhi, the category of transgender has been there since the beginning. This is probably the first time that an identity card has recognised them as a transgender,” said Sujata Chaturvedi, deputy director general, regional Delhi office of the UIDAI.
The Adhaar Card system introduced by the Unique Identification Authority of India is an identity card system on the lines of the United States’ Social Security Card. A lot of services provided by the government will be linked to the Adhaar Card.
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