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NEW DELHI: Indian Railways and IRCTC have included "transgender as third gender" in the option alongside male and female in ticket reservation and cancellation forms.
The decision, which was taken on a representation made by a lawyer, will include the facility for reservations and cancellations, both online as well as offline. The lawyer had made the representation after the Delhi HC had in February asked him to approach the railway ministry while disposing of his petition. The ministry in its circular referred to the direction of the apex court of April 2014, which had said that hijras, eunuchs, apart from binary gender, be treated as a third gender for protecting their rights.
has directed that hijras, eunuchs, apart from binary gender, be treated as third gender. It has, therefore, been decided to include the third gender/transgender option alongside male/female in reserva- -tion /cancellation requisition form," the circular stated.
Advocate Jamshed Ansari in his PIL had alleged violation of Article 14, 15, 19 and 21 of the Constitution by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), by non-inclusion of "transgender/third gender" as a gender option in its forms.
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