Cops sensitised on rights of transgender community
Gurgaon: Taking proactive steps to understand the concerns, stigma, discrimination and violence faced by the transgender community, the police department organised a sensitisation workshop for cops.
At the workshop, held on April 3, women cops were interacted with the members of NGO SOSWA and the transgender community to understand their perspectives and make them feel more inclusive part of society. It also aimed at creating awareness on the legal rights of the community.
“The workshop aims at creating awareness among cops about transgender people and how they should work on cases without causing any humiliation to them. During the workshop, a detailed discussion was held between the members of the transgender community and police personnel on ways to prevent crimes against the community and the problems faced by both,” ACP (crime against women) Surinder Kaur said. A second workshop will be held on April 9, the ACP said.
The commissioner of police, Kala Ramachandran, said that NGO SOSWA had approached him recently. “I told them what I wanted – to sensitise cops about the problems faced by transgender persons and police. We also lack proper knowledge about the existing legal provisions for the protection of transgender persons. The workshops will help bridge this gap,” he said.
Courtesy : TOI
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