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Gender-neutral Supreme Court

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Source: TH

 The Supreme Court of India, under the guidance of Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, has taken steps towards inclusivity and sexuality sensitization for the LGBTQIA+ community, which will ensure a dignified work environment for the LGBTQIA+ community.

Steps taken:

  • The court has created nine universal restrooms at different locations in the main building and the additional building complex
  • It made the online appearance portal gender neutral
  • It has inducted senior advocate Menaka Guruswamy as a member of the Gender Sensitization and Internal Complaints Committee (GSICC)

 

Usage: The example shows the importance of inclusive infrastructure and sexuality sensitization in public buildings and courts.