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Volume 5 Issue 6
June-2018
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIRC006022

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119-122

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SOCIAL EXCLUSION: A CHALLENGE FOR THE STATUS OF TRANSGENDER PEOPLE OF TIRUNELVELI DISTRICT

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2349-5162

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"SOCIAL EXCLUSION: A CHALLENGE FOR THE STATUS OF TRANSGENDER PEOPLE OF TIRUNELVELI DISTRICT", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 6, page no.119-122, June-2018, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIRC006022.pdf

Abstract

The Male to Female (MTF) Transgender in Indian commonly known as the Hijras are one of the hardly researched, abused, scorned, and callously neglected groups in Indian Society. An exploratory cum descriptive research design with a non-random purposive sampling including the snowball technique was adopted, to collect data from sixty-three hijras cross the districts of Tirunelveli the state of Tamilnadu, India. The socio economic status was measured using the Kuppuswamy Scale (2005). Among the hijras, more than half of them belonged to the middle class and about forty percent belonged to the upper-lower class. Majority of hijras stated that they faced several health problems and also problems related to harassment, unlawful penalties, sexual abuse, violence and deprivation of human rights. They chiefly named the police including the traffic and railway police, as perpetrators of violence and abuse. By creating and recognizing transgender rights, India has the capacity to battle its current HIV/AIDS epidemic in a meaningful way, give real effect to the human rights of sexual minorities, and serve as a model for other nations to recognize gender-based rights. In order to accomplish these goals, however, India must repeal current discriminatory laws and enact equal opportunity legislation on the basis of gender and sexuality. In order to bring meaningful changes, formal legislation must be passed, and with the help of the human rights activists and unions, the legislation could very well happen along the lines of the recent supreme court judgement where transgender are legally recognized as third gender

Key Words

Transgender, Third gender, Hijras, Aravani,health,Police.

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"SOCIAL EXCLUSION: A CHALLENGE FOR THE STATUS OF TRANSGENDER PEOPLE OF TIRUNELVELI DISTRICT", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 6, page no. pp119-122, June-2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIRC006022.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIRC006022
Registration ID: 183547
Published In: Volume 5 | Issue 6 | Year June-2018
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Page No: 119-122
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"SOCIAL EXCLUSION: A CHALLENGE FOR THE STATUS OF TRANSGENDER PEOPLE OF TIRUNELVELI DISTRICT", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 6, page no. pp119-122, June-2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIRC006022.pdf




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