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Which way home for transgender minors?

By Namrata Mukherjee

Namrata Mukherjee on policy and legal failures to address the concerns of transgender minors in need of crisis shelter – with inputs from Madhuja Nandi and Pawan Dhall
Quote: The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 fails to recognize that families are often sites of violence for transgender minors. Asha’s guardians, namely her maternal aunt and uncle, were the perpetrators of violence in her case. To vest the exercise of the right to self-identified gender in the hands of parents or guardians ends up truncating the right to chosen gender identity for transgender minors.
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