A transgender person must apply to the District Magistrate for a certificate of identity indicating their gender as “transgender”
Also, if a transgender person undergoes surgery to change their gender, a revised certificate may be obtained
At this point, the District Magistrate will examine the “correctness” of the medical certificate issued
If the individual is denied the certificate, no appeal or review can be done
This is a direct violation as NALSA (National Legal Services Authority)...
...affirms the right to self-determination of any gender without a medical certificate.
While the Bill prohibits discrimination, it does not include a detailed definition of ‘discrimination’ that transgender persons face.
3. The Bill also does not define the acts that constitute sexual offenses, making it complicated to report such crimes.
It does not provide for reservation in education and employment for transgender persons.
"We request the President not to sign this bill. It treats us as non-equals and violates some of our fundamental individual rights".