PIL in Supreme Court seeks equal protection against sexual offences for transgender community

The plea urges the Court to direct appropriate modification/interpretation of sections of the IPC dealing with sexual assault to include transsexuals and eunuchs in their definitions.
 transgender persons
transgender persons

A petition in the Supreme Court seeks equal protection from sexual crimes for the transgender community under the Indian Penal Code (IPC). It highlights that there is no provision in the IPC that protects transgenders from sexual assault by any male, female or another transgender.

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