Tamil Nadu government introduces rule barring police officers from harassing LGBTQIA+ community members

The amendment is a result of a judgment passed by the Madras High Court where it observed that continuous efforts are needed to tackle deeply-embedded prejudice against LGBTQIA+ persons.

Pursuant to a Madras High Court order passed last year, the Government of Tamil Nadu recently notified a rule prohibiting police officers from harassing LGBTQIA+ persons as well as persons working for the welfare of that community.

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