Hyderabad: The joy of getting recognised under the Minorities Welfare Department, after years of struggle, has proved short lived for the transgender community in Andhra Pradesh. Angry protests by religious minority groups forced the Andhra Pradesh government to go back on its decision to include sexual minorities, technically called MSM, or men who have sex with men, in the Minorities Welfare Department.
"Clubbing them along with the religious minorities of Andhra Pradesh is meaningless. It is a senseless thing the government has done,” said Aijaz Farruq a community leader in Hyderabad.
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