NHRC Confront the LGBTQ Community Issues
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a directive to the Center, all states, including Odisha, and the Union Territories, to address the critical concerns affecting the LGBTQ community.
Radhakanta Tripathy, an advocate of the Supreme Court and activist, first raised the issue of Bhadrak’s transgenders, and later in other petitions, he highlighted the anguish of the whole LGBTQ population across the country throughout the COVID global pandemic.
The NHRC published new recommendations in this respect in an attempt to protect the community but also makes sure that the community’s basic human rights are not affected as a result of the Covid-19 situation.
With the advent of the epidemic, the LGBTQ population in general, and the transgender community in particular, have been economically harmed and have become targets of prejudice across the country.
In an earlier order, the NHRC recommended that the LGBTQ community establish a separate 24hour toll-free helpline that would give support in various regional languages for situations of assault, harassment, healthcare, and mental health difficulties