Transgenders in Jammu & Kashmir have finally a reason to smile, Details here

The highly-victimised transgender community in Jammu and Kashmir is finally heaving a sigh of relief with the state government announcing a slew of measures for their uplift.

It is for the first time since Independence that the state has come up with schemes for the transgender community and included them for welfare measures in the annual budget.

“I propose BPL status for transgenders, along with free life and medical insurance cover and a monthly sustenance pension on the pattern of old-age pension for those above 60 and have registered with the social welfare department,” said J&K Finance Minister Dr Haseeb Ahmad Drabu.

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