‘It will be inhuman to indulge in such a heinous act’

President of Transgenders Association Vijayakumar flayed the demand of chemical castration for rape accused in some quarters.

In a statement, he said it would be inhuman of the State to indulge in such heinous crime. He said the rape accused deserved the highest punishment indicated in the criminal law but the policy makers should think of human rights of every citizen including rapists.

Mr. Vijayakumar said only the transgenders would know the agony caused by defective sex status. In the absence of any avocation, transgenders have been indulging in begging.

He said the matter should be left to jurists to decide and award exemplary punishment to the accused who had raped the girl.

He said rather than trying to silence people through inhuman punishments, the government should take long-term steps to remove evils from society and provide equal opportunities to every citizen and give good education to everybody to remove crime from society.

He said no amount of punishment would deter persons having a criminal bent of mind without reformation.


  • ‘Only transgenders know the agony caused by defective sex status’

  • ‘Government should take long-term steps to remove evils from society’