Of the 11 members currently on the Committee, there is no representation of transgender persons from the bar or the bench, Bhatt said.
With every passing day, more and more lawyers who belong to the LGBTQIA+ community are being called to the bar, he pointed out.
“Last week, Kerala State Bar Council enrolled its first transgender lawyer. While more queer lawyers are joining the bar, it becomes important to have infrastructure in place to provide infrastructural support queer lawyers practicing in the Supreme Court. To envision a truly inclusive bar for the future, the Supreme Court must revisit the modes of organizational and spatial development that successfully resist homophobia/transphobia and their intersections with misogyny, casteism, racism, cultural chauvinism, and xenophobia,” the letter stated.