Telangana Eunuchs Act held unconstitutional by Tel. HC

The Telangana High Court (Tel. HC) has held that the Telangana Eunuchs Act, 1919 (Act) regress into the private sphere of an individual and violates fundamental rights of the Transgender (Eunuchs) on the ground that it criminalises the entire community of Eunuchs. Therefore, the Tel. HC opining that “This legislation is violative of the human rights of the third gender community besides it is an intrusion into their private sphere as well as an assault on their dignity. It is thus offensive of both the right to privacy and the right to dignity of transgender persons. It is not only violative of Article 14 but is also clearly violative of Article 21 of the Constitutional of India” held the Act unconstitutional.