01 Sep 2022|Noida | Amity University, Noida

“Rights of Transgenders must be protected”, say experts during an Awareness Programme on Provisions of “The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 and Rules, 2020”, at Amity


Amity Law School, Amity University Noida, in collaboration with National Institute of Social Defence, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India organised a One-day Awareness Programme on provisions of “The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 and Rules, 2020”, to create awareness about the Rights of Transgenders.


Addressing the gathering Justice Rajesh Tandon, Former Judge, Uttarakhand High Court & Chairman Law Commission of Uttarakhand, averred, “The Transgender Act and Human Rights Act, under Section 2D of the Constitution are correlated. Every person, irrespective of their gender or sexual orientation has the right to live a life of respect and dignity and The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 states that transgenders have the same rights as other individuals in the society.  The Supreme Court has laid down certain principles whereby all transgenders have a right to decide their self-identified gender. Under Section 2D, human rights have been defined as rights related to life, liberty, equality and dignity of an individual embodied by the government and enforceable by the Constitution of India. Therefore, Transgenders must be aware of their rights so that they can fight any injustice or discrimination. The Supreme Court has directed the Central and State Government to provide Medical Care to the transgenders and all human rights are applicable to all genders.” 

Mr. Jai Hind Kumar Singh, Secretary DLSA Gautam Buddh Nagar, asserted, “Today, transgenders are getting respect and living a life of dignity, by being accepted by the mainstream society. They must be aware of their rights so that no injustice happens with them, on the basis of their gender and they must raise their voice against every injustice or ill treatment, meted out to them. The National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) has been constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 to provide free Legal Services to the weaker sections of the society and to organize Lok Adalats for amicable settlement of disputes.

Speaking during the Inaugural Session, Prof. (Dr.) D. K. Bandyopadhyay, Chairman, Amity Law School, averred, “Transgenders at large always face the issues of discrimination and disrespect, derogatory remarks or comments, humiliation on many occasions, and they are not even accepted by their own families. They are denied entry at many places and are often looked down upon. “The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 and Rules, 2020” ensures social and economic equality for them and through the Act, their rights are protected, and they can approach the court of law in case of any discrimination or injustice.”

During the one-day programme, informative sessions by various legal experts, on topics including, “Background History and Legal Aspects of the Transgender Persons Act, 2019, “Role of Educational Institutions in implementation of Transgender Persons Rules, 2020” and “Role of Law Students as lawyers and part of judiciary system in implementation of the TG Act, 2019”, were conducted and the Programme concluded with Certification Distribution Ceremony to the participants.