Equal Protection of Transgenders against Sexual Offences: Plea in SC

The plea states that there are no provisions in the IPC to safeguard the Transgender community from sexual offences and discrimination.

The Plea is quoted as follows “In-Spite of declaring transgender people to be a “Third Gender” by the Hon’ble High Court, there is no provision/section in the IPC which may protect the third gender from the sexual assualt by male/female or another transgender,”

Transgender persons are exluded from clauses (i), (ii) and (iv) of sub-section (1) of Section 354A of IPC, the plea states.

Further, that the provision is challenged in the plea as being ultra vires Articles 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution of India.

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