The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019

Chapter VIII - Offenses and Penalties


Section 18: Offences and Penalties

Whoever,—

(a) compels or entices a transgender person to indulge in the act of forced or bonded labour other than any compulsory service for public purposes imposed by Government;

(b) 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;

(c) forces or causes a transgender person to leave household, village or other place of residence; and

(d) 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.