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NLSIU and Bangalore Univ push for inclusion of transgenders in law schools

NLSIU Bangalore vice-chancellor Professor Venkata Rao has proposed to include "others" as a gender on the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) forms in order to encourage transgender persons to apply to law schools, the Times of India reported today.

"We planned to include it this year itself but CLAT forms had already been issued. The proposal will be put before the committee which may meet in October or November and see that adequate space is given to them,'' Rao told the Times of India.

Bangalore University already has amended its application forms, with vice-chancellor N Prabhu Dev telling the paper that many transgenders were unfortunately hesitant to pursue higher education because they feared being discriminated against or ragged.

"They have equal rights like any other students," said Dev. "I have explained to the professors about admitting transgenders. Moreover, no student in the university should illtreat them. If any student harasses or bothers transgenders, a case of ragging will be booked and severe action initiated."
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