Understanding the Challenges of Socio-Legal Framework among Transgenders in Kerala

  • Kiran Satish and Dr. Gaurav Kataria
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  • Kiran Satish

    Student at Lovely Professional University, India

  • Dr. Gaurav Kataria

    Professor of Law at Lovely Professional University, India

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The transgender persons in India faces bitter-end prejudices and persecution that begin from domestic to socio-political spheres entrusted to protect their rights and interests. They had a sigh of relief with the apex Court’s landmark decision in 2015 which finally recognized TG as a third gender. The Government of Kerala saw the opportunity to become the first State to draw up a ‘State Policy for Transgenders in Kerala, 2015’. This research paper aims to analyse the evolution of the trans persons in Kerala, the myriads of hardships they had to go through until 2015 and after that, and the effectiveness of current government schemes. Furthermore, this paper attempts to view the TG persons through the lens of the social justice system in Kerala to focus on TG people in the State and discuss the socio-legal effect on the them. The scope of this research paper is to comprehend the socio-legal framework intersecting with the protection of the TG persons. Throughout the ages, there have been multiple factors that have pushed to the periphery of society. The very dynamic nature of society demands laws that would enforce the protection of the minority. These laws help them assert their identity and give them certain rights in mainstream society.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 2, Page 1916 - 1967

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.113025

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