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Last Update: June 03, 2023, 11:57 AM IST
Jadavpur University has installed a gender-neutral toilet on its campus for LGBTQIA+ students, an official said. HoD Manojit Mondal told PTI that the toilets were installed in the English department in response to a long-pending demand of the LGBTQIA+ community, which was also supported by their classmates and all student unions.
“The campus belongs to everyone. Mandal said, keeping in mind the needs of all, we have taken the initiative, it was inaugurated on May 29. A gender-neutral toilet would be inclusive as everyone can use it.
Registrar Snehamanju Basu said that more such toilets would be installed in different blocks of arts, science and engineering departments. Shivduti Mandal, a student of comparative literature and LGBTQIA+ activist Shivduti Mandal, called it a victory for the community and a fulfillment of their long-pending demand.
“We felt uncomfortable using the toilets meant for men or women. The gender-neutral toilet in the English department will help the community members in the Faculty of Arts,” said Mandal. Calcutta University Pro Vice Chancellor Asees Chatterjee said gender-neutral toilets would be installed in the College Street campus. A Presidency University official said gender-neutral toilets already exist at their College Street campus, but students said the toilets were not being maintained properly.
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