26 May 2022, 21:37

JS body for preventing public harassment by transgender people

DHAKA, May 26, 2022 (BSS) - Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Welfare Ministry today suggested for taking necessary steps to protect the people from the harassment of transgender (Hijra) people after discussion with the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The parliamentary watchdog made the recommendation at its 19th meeting at the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Bhaban with committee chairman Rashed Khan Menon in the chair, said a press release.

They also recommended providing identity cards (IDs) to the transgender people by identifying them through medical examination.

The issues including progress of the decisions taken at the 18th meeting, the steps taken by the Ministry of Social Welfare to increase the sports facilities for children with disabilities and the measures taken to improve living standards of the 'Bede' community were also discussed in the meeting.

The parliamentary members recommended to send a letter to the Ministry of Youth and Sports to know the progress of the ground construction work on the land allotted to the use of disabled students as playground on the west side of the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.

State Minister for Social Welfare Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru also attended the meeting on special invitation.

Social Committee members Bodruddoza Md Farhad Hossain, A. K. M Sarwar Jahan, Aroma Dutta and Shabnam Jahan joined it.

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