Transgender people in UP can now inherit ancestral agricultural land under a new law that has come into force after the Yogi Adityanath cabinet cleared an amendment to the UP Revenue Code of 2006, removing the limitations of nomenclature in inheritance laws that only mention “sons”, “daughters”, “married”, “unmarried” and “widow”.
The proposal for a law acknowledging the inheritance rights of the "third gender", as recognised by the Supreme Court, had been submitted by the State Law Commission to Adityanath in March 2019. Commission chairperson Justice AN Mittal had pointed out that all inheritance laws leave out the third gender, who as it face social ostracism despite measures to protect them.
In the UP Revenue Code (Amendment) Act, 2020, changes have been made to sections 4(10), 108 (2), 109 and 110 to include people of the third gender as members of a landowners family to give them succession and physical rights to the property. This will also accord equal rights and social recognition to the community, the cabinet note says.
Among other changes made to the code are amendments to section 59 (4), in which unreserved land can be earmarked for community use, such as a playground, grazing pasture and crematiRead More – Source