India To Offer Eunuchs Special Pension Each Month
India’s oft-discriminated “third sex” is about to receive government acknowledgment, with thousands of the capital city’s massive eunuch population expected to receive government pensions for their hardships in order to keep them off the streets, the Times of India is reporting.
According to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, adult eunuchs are to receive 1,000 rupees ($23) each month. In order to claim the pension, a eunuch must submit a medical certificate from a government hospital as proof of no longer having male genitalia, as well as an affidavit proclaiming they are not married and proof of age.
“Most eunuchs live in misery,” Jagdish Mamgain of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi is quoted by the Belfast Telegraph as saying.