Transgender children inclusion report, is NCERT withdrawing in pressure?

Ground Report | New Delhi: What is Transgender children inclusion report; The Madras High Court has criticized the removal of a manual titled ‘Inclusion of transgender children in school education: Concerns and roadmap’ by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) from its website.

Transgender children inclusion report

Expressing its “disappointment and anguish” at the removal, the Madras High Court said, “The report of an expert body after a detailed study cannot be dismissed simply because a handful of people have accepted this idea of ​​identifying individuals belonging to the community.” are protesting.” Report of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) on gender non-conforming and transgender children.

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Reportedly due to “external pressure”, the report titled ‘Inclusion of Transgender Children in Schooling: Concerns and Roadmap’ was taken down from the NCERT website within hours of its publication.

According to a report by LiveLaw, examining the compliance report filed by the HC following its June 7 guidelines to ensure the protection of LGBTQIA+ persons in consensual relationships from police harassment, the court “appreciated the NCERT for so adjusted An action plan can be drawn up to address gender non-conforming children.

The court observed that the NCERT published the research material on its website, but it faced backlash, “It is quite unfortunate that such an important development was stalled at the outset. This development is only to this Court”. Reminds that there is a need for continuous follow-up action to bring about a change in the existing education system.”

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Court asked NCERT to submit recommendation

The court has also asked the NCERT to submit a recommendation on the next date of hearing based on the report of the previous committee. The court argued that the report of an expert body cannot be disregarded due to protests from certain quarters who still hesitate to recognize the LGBTQIA+ community.”

The report of an expert body after a detailed study cannot be dismissed simply because a handful of people are opposing the idea of ​​identifying individuals belonging to the community. In a democratic country like India, discussion and consultation should be the cornerstone of any policy, and pressure tactics cannot be allowed to shut down any policy, and if such an attitude is encouraged, it may lead to becomes a major threat to the fabric of the nation. Therefore, this Court expects the NCERT to come out with a status report on the issue before the next date of hearing”, the court added in its observations about the committee’s report.

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