Examining the right to self-perceived gender identity4 min read . Updated: 19 Aug 2020, 08:24 PM IST
- India’s draft rules to protect the rights of transgenders are based on a biological model of transgender identity that fails to recognize the lived experience of transgenders and wouldn't serve to provide them a life of dignity.
The debate around transgender rights in India is intensifying. The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 (‘the Act’) wasn't free of blemishes and warps. But now the government has framed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Rules, 2020 (‘draft rules’) under Section 22 of the Act. The combination of the Act and the draft rules is like a loaded gun, with the potential to shoot down the dreams and aspirations of the transgender community to live a life as ‘full’ citizens with dignity.
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