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Riding the rainbow

DNMUM435571 | 4/28/2019 | Author : Yogesh Pawar | WC :1721 | Politics & Governance

The 2019 Lok Sabha elections are the first since the Supreme Court read down Sec 377 of the Indian Penal Code. There is considerable interest in the LGBTQIA+ community to find out where the political parties and their leaders stand on equal rights. We find out...
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Last Sunday members of the LGBTQIA+ community sat across Congress leader Priya Dutt, (contesting elections from the Mumbai North Central constituency) at a Khar suburb of Mumbai to discuss India’s oldest political party s mention of equal rights for the community in its election manifesto. With this a two-and-a-half decade long journey - which began with the All India Hijra Kalyan Sabha decade-long fight for voting rights which they finally secured in 1994 - was coming full circle.
Dutt told the gathering she was always supportive of the equal rights demand long before her party came around. She also pointed out: “Credit for that doesn’t go to me or my party, but to the LGBTQIA+ community who mobilised to fight
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