What are the Offences and Penalties prescribed under the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016


Amayra Garg

The 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:

"19. Whoever,-

  1. 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;

  2. 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;

  3. forces or causes a transgender person to leave house-hold, village or other place of residence;

  4. 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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