Transgender Right against Sexual Offences

  • Deepali Singh and Aadarsh Kumar Sharma
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  • Deepali Singh

    Student at National Law University Jodhpur, India

  • Aadarsh Kumar Sharma

    Student at National Law University Jodhpur, India

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From the time of Ramayana and Mahabharata to the royal courtyards of mughal emperors to the contemporary society of today, the transgender community have played an important role in our culture. Nonetheless, such an important part of our society has for decades tolerated various inequalities on a daily basis. They have been the 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.(1)It was only in 2019 that the Indian Parliament enacted the nation’s first legislation, namely the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 (hereinafter “TPA”), to address the issues faced by transgender persons in the country. However the judgement and the Act still lacks protection of the community from sexual offences.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 860 - 866


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