Indians Protest New Transgender Persons Bill

Published December 29th, 2018 - 10:33 GMT

Members of the transgender community have gathered on December 28, 2018 in order to object the new Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill at Azad Maidan in Mumbai.

Moreover, they asked the government to either withdraw the bill or send it back to be reviewed, because it includes provisions for "screening committees" to verify transgender identity, the criminalising of begging, and the lack of promises of reservations for employment or education. 

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A member of the Indian transgender community smokes a cigarette as she protests against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill in New Delhi on December 28, 2018. 
CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP

A member of the Indian transgender community smokes a cigarette as she protests against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill in New Delhi on December 28, 2018. CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP

The activists are protesting the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2018 that was recently passed by the Lok Sabha.
CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP

The activists are protesting the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2018 that was recently passed by the Lok Sabha. CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP

Members of the Indian transgender community protest against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill in New Delhi on December 28, 2018.
CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP

Members of the Indian transgender community protest against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill in New Delhi on December 28, 2018. CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP

Members of the Indian transgender community take part in a protest against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill.
CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP

Members of the Indian transgender community take part in a protest against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill. CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP

A member of the Indian transgender community protests against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill in New Delhi on December 28, 2018. 
CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP

A member of the Indian transgender community protests against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill in New Delhi on December 28, 2018. CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP

Members of the Indian transgender community take part in a protest against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill in New Delhi on December 28, 2018.
CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP

Members of the Indian transgender community take part in a protest against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill in New Delhi on December 28, 2018. CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP

Members of the Indian transgender community take part in a protest against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill in New Delhi on December 28, 2018.
CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP

Members of the Indian transgender community take part in a protest against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill in New Delhi on December 28, 2018. CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP

A member of the Indian transgender community smokes a cigarette as she protests against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill.
CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP

A member of the Indian transgender community smokes a cigarette as she protests against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill. CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP

A member of the Indian transgender community smokes a cigarette as she protests against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill in New Delhi on December 28, 2018. 
CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP
The activists are protesting the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2018 that was recently passed by the Lok Sabha.
CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP
Members of the Indian transgender community protest against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill in New Delhi on December 28, 2018.
CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP
Members of the Indian transgender community take part in a protest against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill.
CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP
A member of the Indian transgender community protests against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill in New Delhi on December 28, 2018. 
CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP
Members of the Indian transgender community take part in a protest against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill in New Delhi on December 28, 2018.
CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP
Members of the Indian transgender community take part in a protest against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill in New Delhi on December 28, 2018.
CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP
A member of the Indian transgender community smokes a cigarette as she protests against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill.
CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP
A member of the Indian transgender community smokes a cigarette as she protests against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill in New Delhi on December 28, 2018. 
CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP
A member of the Indian transgender community smokes a cigarette as she protests against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill in New Delhi on December 28, 2018. CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP
The activists are protesting the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2018 that was recently passed by the Lok Sabha.
CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP
The activists are protesting the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2018 that was recently passed by the Lok Sabha. CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP
Members of the Indian transgender community protest against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill in New Delhi on December 28, 2018.
CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP
Members of the Indian transgender community protest against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill in New Delhi on December 28, 2018. CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP
Members of the Indian transgender community take part in a protest against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill.
CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP
Members of the Indian transgender community take part in a protest against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill. CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP
A member of the Indian transgender community protests against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill in New Delhi on December 28, 2018. 
CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP
A member of the Indian transgender community protests against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill in New Delhi on December 28, 2018. CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP
Members of the Indian transgender community take part in a protest against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill in New Delhi on December 28, 2018.
CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP
Members of the Indian transgender community take part in a protest against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill in New Delhi on December 28, 2018. CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP
Members of the Indian transgender community take part in a protest against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill in New Delhi on December 28, 2018.
CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP
Members of the Indian transgender community take part in a protest against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill in New Delhi on December 28, 2018. CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP
A member of the Indian transgender community smokes a cigarette as she protests against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill.
CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP
A member of the Indian transgender community smokes a cigarette as she protests against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill. CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP