Gauhati High Court notice to State on PIL to establish Transgender Welfare Board in Assam

By – Nancy Kumari

The Gauhati tribunal on Friday sought the response of the govt. of Assam over its failure to determine Transgender Welfare Board and a Transgender Cell within the State (All Assam Transgender Association. State of Assam and Others). A Division Bench of magistrate Sudhanshu Dhulia and Justice Soumitra Saikia was hearing a public interest action (PIL) moved by All Assam Transgender Association, a registered body of transgenders of Assam. it absolutely was the case of the association that as per the law, a Transgender Welfare Board and a Transgender Cell have been established by the govt within the State of Assam, but the identity has not been done.”This writ solicitation has been filed by the All Assam Transgender Association, which may be a registered body. As per the supplicant, under the law, a Transgender Welfare Board and a Transgender Cell are at risk of being established within the State of Assam. All the identical, this has not been done. Issue notice, returnable on February 18, 2022,” the Court ordered. Government Advocate M Chetia accepted notice on behalf of the govt. and was granted 3 weeks’ time to file a reply. Advocate Swati B Baruah appeared for the supplicant. within the lately concluded downtime session of the Parliament, an issue was raised by MP Chandra Prakash Joshi on the number of sanctum homes being run within the country for ambisexual persons, to which Minister of State for Social Justice and Commission A Narayanaswamy mentioned that 12 airman sanctum homes (Garima Greh) for ambisexual persons are initiated. These are located within the States of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, and Odisha. Importantly, on April 12, 2021, the Supreme Court had issued a notice in an exceedingly PIL moved by Kinner Maa Eksamajik Sanstha Trust seeking direction to the Centre and state governments to determine a transgender Welfare Board’. The plea had also sought a direction to appoint a standing commission comprising station Officers and mortal rights and social activists to probe the reports of gross abuses against ambisexual people by the police. it had been argued within the plea that folks should be treated with the identical quality and respect as anyone differently. On November 11, 2021, the Gauhati state supreme court itself had sought the State’s response on its measures taken for the health and weal of the ambisexual community. A Bench of Judges Malasri Nandi and N Kotiswar Singh directed that the affidavits must contain details of the measures accepted or proposed to be taken in terms of Section 15 ( measures in relevance ambisexual persons) of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019.

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