The Patna High Court directed the State government to ensure that the guidelines issued by the Government of India; and adopted for the State of Bihar in relation to housing the members of the transgender community in jails shall be implemented in letter and spirit.
The State Government submitted that it has been asserted in the memorandum that only 2956 transgenders have been provided with the first lot of cash relief and there are a further 8493 transgender persons who are entitled to receive the same benefit.
The Madras High Court has sought response from the state government on considering persons who have applied to the transgender board to be entitled to receive the cash relief announced by the government, despite not having ration cards. The matter will now be taken up on June 18.
This conspiracy was the subject matter of an FIR dated 05.09.2020 which names Sri Dammalapati Srinivas, formerly Additional Advocate General and Advocate General, and other accused including two daughters of the sitting Supreme court Judge.
A Single Bench of Justice Ravindra Ghuge gave this decision on January 2 on a petition filed by Anjali Guru. In this petition, the decision of the Returning Officer on 31 December 2020 was challenged. The returning officer had canceled the petitioner's form for Gram Panchayat Election in Jalgaon district.
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday will hear a plea seeking a direction to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), to recognise and classify Transgenders as a separate third gender in their Annual Publication of Prison Statistics India.