Transgender community takes to streets against Punjab govt


A large number of people belonging to transgender community staged a protest demonstration outside the Punjab Assembly against non-implementation of job quota in government departments and what they said excesses meted out to them by the police and the Social Welfare Department.
They were of the view that on one hand they were deprived of the jobs while on the other Social Welfare Department initiates action if they start begging to meet their needs.
They also accused policemen of robbing them of their money when they collect by begging. The protest was called off after officials of the Social Welfare Department assured them that their demands would be considered.
The protesters warned of intensifying the protest movement if their demands were not met.