The modified bill now defines as Transgender Bill as “whose gender does not match with the gender assigned at birth and includes trans-men, trans-women, gender-queers, and other sociocultural identities.”
A sit in protest was held by the transgender community of Kashmir at Press Colony, Srinagar on 13th May against non-implementation of NALSA judgement in Jammu and Kashmir and disregard of transgender rights in the state.
Every transgender in the state shall be treated as living under BPL (Below Poverty Line), unless stated otherwise. They would be entitled to all the benefits under the BPL scheme, including cheap food-grains, LPG, electricity connections etc.
A few years into service at Indian Navy, Sabi decided she had to undergo Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS) and become a woman, becoming the first transgender sailor of the Indian Navy. She is now being discharged because of her gender identity.
The PIL has sought social, economical and political inclusion and rehabilitation of the transgender community in Jammu and Kashmir, and their recognition as a marginalised and vulnerable section of the society.