KEY FACTS: The petitioner applied to the Court to grant reservations for transgender people in the Joint CSIR-UGC NET. This examination is required to receive a Junior Research Fellowship which is necessary to receive an M.Phil. or Ph.D. in various subjects. The petitioner also requested that reservations, age relaxations and fee concessions be granted for […]
SWAPNA & ORS. v. CHIEF SECRETARY & ORS.
KEY FACTS: Swapna, Grace, Selvi, Living Smile Vidya & Selvam filed a petition for reservation in employment and education. This petition directed the respondents to permit transgender persons to appear in all examination under the category of female and transman under the category of male and create a separate class or group for Transgender people […]
RANO VS. STATE OF UTTARAKHAND
KEY FACTS: Rano and Rajni Rawat Kinnar were transgender persons who filed separate petitions before the High court of Uttarakhand. The court adjudicated both the cases together as the issues were similar. The petitioners sought protection for their right to life and liberty from the court. ISSUES & DECISION: The issue before the Court was […]
S. THARIKA BANU VS. HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE DEPARTMENT
KEY FACTS: Tharika Banu applied for an undergraduate degree at Siddha Medicine and Surgery (BSMS). She had applied under the Scheduled Caste (SC) and transgender category. However, Tharika’s admission core fell under the qualificatory score of 50% by a small margin. Consequently, Tharika did not qualify for BSMS’ merit list and her application was rejected. ISSUES […]