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The Delhi High Court grants police protection to a transgender person for filing nomination papers for upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Rajan Singh vs. The State Govt of NCT of Delhi & Ors.


Rajan Singh vs. The State Govt of NCT of Delhi & Ors.

The Delhi High Court has allowed a petition under article 226 of the Constitution of India read with section 482 of the Cr. PC which sought police protection for the life of the petitioner who is a trans gender, and also for the protection of the fundamental rights of the petitioner as the petitioner was going to contest elections from the New Delhi Lok Sabha Constituency.  
The High Court observed thus:

It may be observed that Article 14 of the Constitution of India ensures equal protection of laws in all spheres of State activity including participation in the election process. Any discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation or gender identity impairs the equality before law and violates the Article 14 of the Constitution of India. The duty lies on the State for the purpose of safeguarding and enforcing the rights of the trans genders guaranteed under the Constitution. Taking the statement of learned ASC for the State on record, petition is disposed of with directions to DCP (South) to provide necessary security to the petitioner for filling up the nomination form from South Delhi Parliamentary Constituency. SHO concerned shall also share his mobile number with the petitioner for aforesaid purpose.


Rajan Singh vs. The State Govt of NCT of Delhi & Ors.

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