Hijras get pension

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An article from the Indian Express about a pension plan for Hijras, which means that the Indian state is recognizing Hijras as sexual minorities and their rights. Hopefully a step towards the changing the extreme discrimination they face from another arm of the government, the police, not to mention some of the outdated penal codes, like section 377 which criminalizes homosexuality. There is also a rather well-meaning and unctuous article from the Utne Reader which looks at Hijras from a typically Western frame of reference, so is pretty unsuccessful at actually saying anything useful.