The NALSA Judgement- A legal Standpoint of the Transgender Community with regard to Current Societal Framework​

P. S. Arya Abaranji and K. Aishwarya
School of Law, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology (Deemed to be University), India.

Volume III, Issue VI, 2020

Colloquially known as the ‘NALSA judgement’, on April 15, 2014, a two judge bench of the Supreme Court of India  accorded an ironclad judgement which settled an extensively debated and what was considered to be a very precarious legal dispute in India. This judgement has its own compelling value because it engaged in the area of law that was still vague and ambiguous in almost all countries around the globe. The word “transgender” – or trans – is an umbrella term for people whose gender identity is different from the sex assigned at birth.  Being extremely diverse, certain Transgender people identify themselves as male or female where some identify themselves as genderqueer, non-binary or agender. While pondering over the question of the state of Transgender people, it is conclusively visible that they are constantly prone to chronic discrimination, social stigma and prejudiced inequality.