A Bench of the Madras High Court comprising acting Chief Justice Elipe Dharma Rao and Justice T.S. Sivagnanam has adjourned to next week the hearing on a public interest litigation petition seeking to include transgenders in the census. The petition also sought a direction to the Census Commissioner to include caste in the enumeration so that those belonging to socially and economically backward classes could be identified and various constitutional provisions could be implemented. Not taking caste data during census enumeration was blatant violation of the mandatory provisions of the Constitution, the petition contended.

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