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RS raises concern on trans rights Bill

Several Rajya Sabha members on Wednesday demanded that the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, which was introduced in the House, be referred to a select committee. They raised concern over the proposed certification process for a person to be declared transgender and the maximum two-year sentence for sexual assault on a trans person, among others.

The Bill, passed by the Lok Sabha on August 5, was tabled by Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot.