All Assam Transgender Association in a pressmeet informed that they will boycott the upcoming Lok Sabha elections if the state government doesn’t implement the recently released revised state policy on transgenders.
“The entire community will boycott the Lok Sabha elections if the state government doesn’t implement the revised policy at the earliest,” informed Swati Bidhan Baruah, first transgender judge of Assam and founder of All Assam Transgender Association (AATA).
The social welfare department had earlier released a draft policy on transgenders, but it was criticised heavily by the transgender community. The AATA had then written to the state government suggesting some changes in the policy, which were later incorporated in the policy.
Staff report, Guwahati Times Media.