The amendment to the Act, which was introduced in 2011, allows the police to maintain a register detailing the names and addresses of transgenders residing in a particular area.
The Act is dehumanising sexual minorities. “The word used is Napunsak which is used to describe something that is non-living. But it is used to describe us. We are not stones or random objects. We are humans. We breathe. We have feelings, too. The Act also assumes that transgenders will not only kidnap children but will emasculate boys. How is this right?” she asks.