“I am not what I am”; What Kerala HC ruled on rights of persons to live as Transgender

Murali Krishnan June 12 2018

The Kerala High Court has reasserted the right of persons to live as transgender.

In a judgment delivered by Justice V Chitambaresh and KP Jyothindranath, the Court held that the freedom of speech and expression guaranteed under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India takes within its sweep, the right of a person to live as a transgender.

The judgment was delivered in a Habeas Corpus petition filed by the mother of the transgender person seeking custody . . .

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