The Silent Screams of Voiceless- ‘The Hijras’

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Journal Title: International Journal Of Legal Developments And Allied Issues
Author(s): Reena Roy N
Published On: 09/01/2023
Volume: 8
Issue: 6
First Page: 58
Last Page: 65
ISSN: 2454-1273
Publisher: The Law Brigade Publisher

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Reena Roy N, The Silent Screams of Voiceless- ‘The Hijras’, Volume 8 Issue 6, International Journal Of Legal Developments And Allied Issues, 58-65, Published on 09/01/2023, Available at


Every human life regard it has its own domain to exist on this world and at the same time their dominance turns to be as a vulnerability for other lives too. One such being the transgender community. The gender is an inclusive term which also include the ‘hijras’ or ‘transgender.’ Sex, whether only assigned by birth or of one’s own choices. Humanity comes into life only when a human look upon other human with respect and dignity. The fact that the pace of our travel has withered out the empathy and sympathy. There is no time for human lives to look by our side, as to who is the fellow human travelling with a compassionate look on them. If such humanity is found to be withering out then often the saviour is ‘law.’ Despite law taking several initiatives still life with dignity is many a times a day dream for transgender community.

This paper analyzes about the different terminologies use to refer the transgender people. Also, the landmark judgment recognized them as ‘third gender.’ The trauma undergoing by the transgender persons by falling victims of discrimination. A race to trace the reasons why the community faces vulnerability and unnoticeability. The various provisions of ‘The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019’ and figured out the misses and flaws of the said Act. Furthermore the paper analyze on the nuances of the Act being real or still holds to be a day dream brought to reality only in the statute book.

Keywords: Hijras, Transgender, Transpeople, Transsexuals, Third Gender, Identity, Discrimination, Rights, Protection, Struggle, Manacles, Transgender community, Vulnerable, TGC, Day Dream

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