Telangana HC | Plight of Transgender Population: State Govt. directed to provide essential commodities, ration, etc. to transgender community without insistence on ration/white card

Telangana High Court: A Division Bench of Raghvendra Singh Chauhan, CJ and A. Abhishek Reddy, J., while addressing a petition directed the State Government to provide free ration to the transgender population without asking for ration / white acrd, etc.

Petition was filed to sought direction  to respondents with regard to providing free of cost ration, food and nutrition and provisions including vegetables and fruit to members of the transgender community from ration shops and also from other outlets without insisting for the production of Ration card. 

Adding to the above, respondents also be directed to provide Free of cost medicines to transgender persons including HIV medications, hormone therapy medicines, diabetes and other medications to be made available to transgender persons from primary health centres and from government and public hospitals.

  • To allow transgender persons to apply for and provide the payment of three months social security pension to transgender persons under the Aasara scheme.
  • Direct the respondents to provide free LPG cylinders and waive electricity bill for 6 months to transgender persons in the lines of the similar assurance for 3 months under the PM Garib Kalyan Yojana.
  • Direct the respondents herein to extend the Aarogyashri government medical insurance to transgender persons and Direct that the Aarogyashri include the health challenges of COVID-19,
  • Direct the respondents to take appropriate action against those who are targeting the Transgender Persons by falsely labelling them in public as the potential carriers of HIV positive and CoronaVirus and consequently direct the Respondents herein to protect the Iife by providing appropriate security to the Transgender persons in all public places.
  • Direct the respondents to place moratorium on the collection of rents till the end of June, free of interest and late payment penalty fees and;
  • pass orders directing landlords that they should not evict transgender persons from existing rental premises for non-payment of rent during the present period

Sri R Sameer Ahmed Advocate for the Petitioner and of Sri B.S. Prasad, Advocate General, for the respondents presented the arguments.

Decision of the Bench

Bench at first stated that the present petition has highlighted the plight of transgender population during the COVID-19 Lockdown.

Court directed Advocate General B.S. Prasad, to accept notice on behalf of the respondents and has been directed to report on the following points:

  • number of transgenders living in the major cities of the State
  • concrete steps being taken by the State Government for ensuring that the members of the transgender community have ready availability of food grains, consumable items, and medicines as per their need and requirement
  • number of NGOs with which the Government is coordinating in order to ensure that all the essential commodities do reach the transgender community through these NGOs

State Government is directed to ensure that these commodities are given to transgender community members, free of cost without insisting on producing ration card/white card, etc.

Matter to be listed on 11-05-2020.[Vyjayanti Vasanta Mogli v. State of Telangana,  2020 SCC OnLine TS 440 , decided on 27-04-2020]

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    Hi Devika!

    Not so easy to read, but interesting article.

    Thanks!

    Jessa

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    Dear sir” my name is Mukesh verma. S/o .Late Raghunath Singh. Sir Maina Aap Ke Pass Mera Adocate Ke Khilaf Maina complain Kiya .Aap Hama Diary No.19784/2017 .Dear Sir Aap Telangana High Court of Hyderabad.Bar Council Secretary premises state of Telangana ko Ordered transverd Kiya . Adocate Action Deemed Fet.Aaj Taak Mera Adocate Ke khilaf Action NahiLiya Gaya.Dear sir Mera Case (CCCA110/1996.open 3/112011 ko Pronouncements of Judgement Order Appeal Allow No Costs ).Dear Sir Section Offiers Mera Judgement Changed Kar Diya .Mera Adocate Ke Sath mil Kar Mera Judgement Order Mera ko One Month ten Days Ke Bad Diya Gaya Aur Mera Ko Fraudly Judgement Order Copy change karake.mujaha . ( Dismissed order copy ).Diya Gayee.Dear Sir Court main Itena Bada Fraud Hooaa Hai . Mera Adocate ko Maina Review petation Clear Kao Bola Dear Sir Mera Review petation No .(CCCAMP.2806/2012.) Sir Mera .Mera Bhai Ka Dono Ke Petations order Hooaa.Mera Adocate Court ke Hearing main Chambers Ke Paas See Mera Case ko Neglack Kareka Bhaag Gaya Dear Sir Section Offiers Mera papers Ke Saat Chedkhani Kaar Reha Hai .Dear Sir Section Offiers Mera Father Ke Naama Mera Address Saab galaat Chaaad Kar Mera Judgement Order Copy change Kiya Hai Dear Sir Maina Maina Judge Saab Ko Complain Kiya Taab Mera Father Name Hamara Address Changed Kiya Dear Sir.Mera Papers Ki Missing Kaar Reha Hai .Dear Sir Mera Case Ka Investigation Kariyaa Baad main Mujahai Order Kariyaa Mera Case orded Judge Saab Ke Paas Hai Pehela Aap Mera Papers Ka Investigation Kariyaa Mera papers Missing Kara Ja Reha Hai .Dear Sir Please Aap Mera Ko Interested o Justice Kariyaa ………. Mukesh verma..(s/oLate Raghunath Singh). Rajender Singh.Both. .. Raghunath Singh .Died.PerLRS 2 and 3. HNO.21-4-373.petla Bruj Besides Donger Singh Tabella.Hyderabad .500 064. Mob.9394193546. Thanking you.

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