Madras High Court orders removal of 'transphobic' panchayat president; directs State to reserve seats for transpersons in local bodies

The village panchayat had passed a resolution and also written a letter to the district collector seeking cancellation of land allotted in the village by the State government to transgender persons.
Madras High Court
Madras High Court

The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the Tamil Nadu government to initiate steps to grant reservation for transgender persons in local body polls with a view to helping them slowly become part of mainstream society. [ND Mohan v. District Collector, Cuddalore District]

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