TRANSGENDER PERSONS (PROTECTION OF RIGHTS) ACT 2019- A LEGISLATIVE ANALYSIS
By Sakshi Sanghavi
(Student, LLB, Symbiosis Law School, Pune)
The Indian Constitution enshrines the principle of equality and justice for all as a fundamental right guaranteeing basic fundamental human rights to all its citizens. Transgenderism is a term to describe “people whose gender identity, or their internal sense of being male, female, or something else, does not match the sex they were assigned at birth.” In India, they are also commonly referred to by the pejorative term “hijras”. Therefore, in order to provide rights to the transgender community and protect them from discrimination, the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act 2019 was introduced. This paper attempts to analyze this piece of legislation and provides a brief insight into the objective and regulations of the Act.
Transgender, Human Rights, Protection of Transgenders
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