The chairperson of NCW, Rekha Sharma wrote to the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh, seeking an independent inquiry into the alleged expulsion of a Transgender teacher from a private school in Lakhimpur Kheri.
NCW asked the district administration to take action and inform the commission with in 7 days.
“The Commission has come across media reports wherein it is alleged that a transwoman teacher was expelled from a private school in the Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh due to her identity”,In the press statement, NCW stated,
In the press statement, NCW also stated, “The allegations have been refuted by the administration, which cited incompetency as the reason for her termination”
The press statement further states, “The Commission has taken cognizance of the matter”.
Notably, the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 was enacted to end the discrimination against transgender persons and provide them with equal opportunities in all spheres of life.