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SC agrees to hear petition filed by Assam's first transgender judge challenging validity of Transgender Act, 2019

The petitioner submits that the Transgender (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 is wholly in violation of the right to life with dignity.

Shruti Mahajan

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a petition challenging the constitutional validity of the Transgender (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019

Filed by Assam's first transgender Judge, Swati Bidhan Baruah, the petition assails the Act on the grounds that it is in violation of the rights to life, privacy, and equality and also goes against the Supreme Court's NALSA judgment.

The Bench of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and Justices BR Gavai and Surya Kant issued notice in the plea today.

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