The Centre has informed the Bombay high court it will come to a decision on whether the definition of rape under Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code can be made gender-neutral so as to include eunuchs. Currently, the definition is restricted to cases involving women.
The Bombay High Court today directed Union Ministries of Health as well as Social Justice and Empowerment to file an affidavit stating what steps it proposes to take for protection of fundamental rights of eunuchs and transsexuals. >>>
Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to take a decision on the issues and grievances of eunuchs while hearing a public interest litigation seeking equal rights for them.
The Bombay High Court today heard the plea of Bidhan Barua, a youngster from Guwahati who wants to undergo a sex change operation. In his plea, Bidhan seeks to restrain his parents, who are reportedly attempting to stop the surgery. The court today said, "He (Bidhan) is an adult and can take his own decision. There is no law which prohibits sex change operation."
The Bombay High Court cleared the path for 21-year-old Bidhan Barua to undergo a sex change surgery. Bidhan had approached the court after his family threatened him against the surgery. The 21-year old spoke to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai on how difficult his battle has been. >>>
Twenty-one-year-old Guwahati student Bidhan Barua, who feels he is a woman trapped in man's body, on Wednesday threatened to commit suicide after the Bombay High Court refused to hear his petition urging for a direction to his parents to allow him undergo a sex change operation. >>>