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Assam to get its 1st transgender judge today

Assam to get its 1st transgender judge today

Guwahati: Assam's first transgender judge will begin work at the lok adalat here from Saturday making the north eastern state the third one in the country, after West Bengal and Maharashtra to have one such. Swati Bidhan Roy said on Friday that she will begin her stint in court number 25 in the Kamrup district and sessions court on after being appointed to the post by the Kamrup(metro) district legal services.

"My appointment as a judge in the lok adalat is a very positive message for the society and will help create awareness on discrimination against transgenders," she told reporters here.

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