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Transgender, widow in Disabled Dept opposed in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, April 28: The Odisha Disabled Peoples’ Network, a forum fighting for the cause of physically-challenged people, on Tuesday opposed the State Government’s decision to bring transgender and widow under the newly constituted Department of Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disability.

“It is a welcome step that the Government has considered our demand and constituted an exclusive department. But how can transgender and widow people be part of the department? On what logic the Government equalled them with disabled people?” questioned Sanayas Behera of the Odisha Disabled Peoples’ Network.

Behera said more than 13 lakh population of the State are disabled.

The State Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal for creation of a new department known as Department of Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disability.

This department, which was earlier with the Women and Child Development Department, would now function independently.


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