Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016, which is still
pending ratification by the Parliament, has prescribed under Section
19 offences and penalties, the same are reproduced below:
compels or entices a transgender person to indulge in the act of begging or other similar forms of forced or bonded labour other than any compulsory service for public purposes imposed by Government;
denies a transgender person the right of passage to a public place or obstructs such person from using or having access to a public place to which other members have access to or a right to use;
forces or causes a transgender person to leave house-hold, village or other place of residence;
harms or injures or endangers the life, safety, health, or well-being, whether mental or physical, of a transgender person or tends to do acts including causing physical abuse, sexual abuse, verbal and emotional abuse and economic abuse; shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than six months but which may extend to two years and with fine."
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