By Dharmendra Lambha, School of Law, UPES, Dehradun.
The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 was introduced by the government of India for the protection and welfare of the transgenders in our country. It was introduced in the Parliament in August 2016 by the Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment after two years of the landmark NALSA judgement, which recognised transgender as the third gender, affirmed their fundamental rights and directed the government to work on a Bill for the protection of their rights. But The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 suffers from various shortcomings that reduce its capacity to serve as a tool of empowerment for transgender persons. Continue reading