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India to start paying its existing eunuch population

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"Most eunuchs live in misery," says Jagdish Mamgain of the Municipal Corporation of Dehli. The sort of misery that India hopes can be mitigated with twenty-three dollars a month, which is how much the Asian subcontinent will start doling out to its estimated 1.5 million eunuchs

According to the Times of India, the country's eunuchs will be joining "senior citizens, widows, mentally and physically challenged [people], widowers, divorcee women, etc" in receiving government-mandated pensions.

But if you're some very ambitious grifter already eyeing your next scheme, stop it. Your mother would be disappointed if she knew how you lived. And besides, in order to receive their $23, eunuchs will have to submit:

a medical certificate from a government hospital as proof of being eunuch, an affidavit to the effect that the eunuch is not married, and a birth certificate or any other document showing the age of the applicant is now below 18 years [of age].

I can't tell if the line will be very long or very short.