The community had placed a memorandum of demands before the chief minister asking for inclusion and basic rights.
The conclave was held in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme.
“We do not have any social security and no social identity, as most of us do not even have identity proof. We are not even counted in the census,” said Urmi Jadhav, who heads an organisation Kinari Kasturi in Wadala.
“We have demanded that all district collectors include the community members in the census, so that we get an identity and a right to vote,” she said.
After hearing out the community’s complaints against the police, Chavan assured them that the police would be sensitised about the community.
Some other demands included right for a transgender to contest elections and facilities such as schooling, health and identity cards.