Exclusion of transgenders as victims under Section 377: Delhi HC issues notice in plea

Exclusion of transgenders as victims under Section 377: Delhi HC issues notice in plea

The Delhi High Court today issued notice in a petition challenging the constitutional validity of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) to the extent that it excludes transgenders as victims of unnatural offences. The petition also seeks a declaration to read down Sections 8 and 10 of the Indian Penal Code to include Transgender/Third Gender and not just male and female.

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