Eunuchism in India: Social and legal status

Polcumpally, Arun Teja and Mann, Deepika (2021) Eunuchism in India: Social and legal status. International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, 4 (3). pp. 5252-5258. ISSN 2581-5369

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This article provides an overview of the social and legal rights of the Transgender people in India. For the latter, an historical tracing of transgender community, and a conceptual study has been undertaken. This article, after providing the aspects of societal rejection and the legal support for the transgender, it is reiterating the necessity of practical steps towards achieving a trans-inclusive society. Finally, the article reiterates that the behaviour of the transgender on the streets is not something they love, but it is a forced behaviour from the decades of rejection, and suppression by the society. In a way, the legitimacy of transgender is often threatened by those on the streets when they overly dress like women, beg around. In this process, they receive public wrath, discrimination, social humiliation, and are forced to be alienated from the society. This article hopes to invigorate the forgotten fight for the restoration of transgender rights.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Eunuchism | Social Status of Transgender | Trans Gender | Rights
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Human Rights
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal School of International Affairs
Depositing User: Subhajit Bhattacharjee
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2022 10:16
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2022 14:43
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