Mangaluru: In a first, the state government, while recognising the transgender's right to vote had allowed them to exercise their franchise in the assembly elections.
Around 11 transgenders, of the identified 100 in Mangaluru district administarion cast their votes at Milagres School in the city.
The voter turnout as of 11 am in Dakshina Kannad stood at 24.79 per cent.
After several years of stigma and battle to be accepted in the mainstream, it was a milestone achievement for transgenders in Karnataka, when the state cabinet, in 2017 cleared the State Policy for Transgenders, 2017 with an aim of bringing the community into the mainstream and safeguarding them from exploitation.
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