ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

2016Subscribe to 2016

Limiting Gender Variance

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 which was introduced in the Lok Sabha seems to be a watered-down version of the previous private member bill by Tiruchi Siva. It has seen much opposition from the trans community as major provisions pertaining to a rights framework have been diluted. An analysis of the weaknesses of the new bill highlights the need for further discussion.

Social Boycott Act

The Maharashtra law prohibiting social boycotts is a progressive one, protecting people from social hierarchies that are trying to punish them for transgressing regressive social mores. Since an earlier law outlawing excommunication was struck down by the Supreme Court for infringing the right of religious denominations to manage their own affairs, the constitutional validity of the social boycott law raises questions which this article tries to answer.
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