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MoL &J Forms 6-Member Committee to Examine Issues of Queer Community

Published on April 17, 2024
Current Context: On April 16, 2024, the Central Government of India took a significant step towards addressing the concerns and rights of the queer community by forming a six-member panel.
MoL &J Forms 6-Member Committee to Examine Issues of Queer Community
  • This decision was made following the Supreme Court’s directive on October 17, 2023.
  • The panel, chaired by the Cabinet Secretary, includes secretaries from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, and Law Ministry.
  • The committee’s purpose is to examine various issues affecting the queer community.
  • It will look into measures that can be taken to ensure that members of the LGBTQ+ community do not face any threat of violence, harassment, or coercion.
  • It will also examine what measures can be taken to ensure queer persons are not subjected to involuntary medical treatments and surgeries.
  • This initiative aims to create a safer and more inclusive environment for all.

Question:

Q.1 What is the purpose of the six-member panel formed by the Central Government of India on 16th April 2024?
a. To ensure that members of the LGBTQ+ community do not face any threat of violence, harassment, or coercion.
b. To ensure queer persons are not subjected to involuntary medical treatments and surgeries.
c. To examine various issues affecting the queer community.
d. All of the above.
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