Position of Transgender in Contemporary India: An Analytical Study

  • Sireesha Jaddidi and Gunjan Sharma
  • Show Author Details
  • Sireesha Jaddidi

    Advocate at Bar Council of Delhi, India

  • Gunjan Sharma

    Assistant Professor of Law at PDM University, India

  • img Download Full Paper


Gender based discrimination and violence is a menace rooted in India. One of the pertinent issues is the discrimination and violence against transgender persons. Transgender is a person whose gender identity differs from the sex of the person at birth. Their gender behaviour or identity do not match with their biological sex from the time of their birth. They have been most marginalised, forgotten and deprived sections of Indian Society and face discrimination and violence as compared to other genders. When the landmark NALSA judgement came the Transgender Community was elated and contented. It was expected that optimum shift would take place in the attitude of society towards the community, however, results lack the enthusiasm. The lack of implementation of that judgement is the reason that they are still fighting against discrimination and are not recognised in society. This research paper will look at the various forms of discrimination faced by third gender. The paper would also see transgenderism in current scenario highlighting the changes brought on account to the judgement. The article will also look at various legislations and schemes brought by the government for upliftment of the third genders.


Research Paper


International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 2, Page 2754 - 2768

DOI: http://doi.one/10.1732/IJLMH.26615

Creative Commons

This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution -NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits remixing, adapting, and building upon the work for non-commercial use, provided the original work is properly cited.


Copyright © IJLMH 2021