With attempts to ensure empowerment to the transgenders, also considered third gender, the state of Assam is now set to get its first transgender judge.
With this, it is only the third instance in the country.
The judge hails from Guwahati.
It is now known that she will mediate cases in a national Lok Adalat in the city.
Swati’s appointment was made by the Kamrup (metro) district legal service authority.
She will be among 20 judges who will mediate the cases in the Lok Adalat.
Swati is a transgender activist who has been fighting for long for the rights of transgender community.
She will mediate in pre-litigation cases related to finance companies.
During the Lok Adalat, cases pending in family courts, motor accident claims
tribunals, labour courts etc would be disposed of.
Swati is elated following her appointment.