- GS-1: Effects of globalization on Indian society; Social empowerment
- GS-2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
Context: People of a different sexual orientation or gender identity often narrate harrowing tales of bullying, discrimination, stigma and ostracisation. In this context, the recent directive by National Medical Commission (NMC) to all State Medical Councils, banning conversion therapy and calling it a “professional misconduct” is a welcome step.
- NMC also empowered the State bodies to take disciplinary action against medical professionals who breach the guideline.
Mains Practice Question – Examine the LGBT movement in developed societies and how it is affecting the political participation in developing societies.
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