People during an LGBTQI parade in Bangalore. Photo: EPAPeople during an LGBTQI parade in Bangalore. Photo: EPA
People during an LGBTQI parade in Bangalore. Photo: EPA

India’s transgender community says new law doesn’t protect members and may even make them more vulnerable

  • Anyone who ‘compels or entices a transgender person’ to beg could face jail time of up to two years – a clause that campaigners say could be misused to imprison transgender people
  • A prison term of six months to two years would be handed down for sex crimes against transgender people – a much lighter punishment than for similar offences against women

Topic |   LGBT
People during an LGBTQI parade in Bangalore. Photo: EPAPeople during an LGBTQI parade in Bangalore. Photo: EPA
People during an LGBTQI parade in Bangalore. Photo: EPA
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