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Bill seeking reservation for transgenders introduced

New Delhi: Nine private members bills were introduced in Rajya Sabha on Friday, which include draft legislations on providing reservation to transgenders in Parliament and state assemblies, and on punishment for offences related to incest and sexual abuse of females in family.

BJD member Sasmit Patra introduced the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2020 (substitution of articles 331 and 333) in the Upper House on Friday which provides for reservation to transgenders in Parliament and state assemblies.

Patra also introduced The Incest Offences and Sexual Abuse of Females in Family (Prevention) Bill, 2020.

The bill seeks to define the offences relating to incest and sexual abuse of females in family and prescribe the special procedure for punishment for the offences. Congress member Abhishek Manu Singhvi introduced The Animal Factory Farming (Regulation) Bill, 2020, which seeks to provide for the regulation of animal factory farming industry in India and for matters connected with it.

Another Congress member Amee Yajnik introduced The Victim and Witness Protection and Assistance Bill, 2020, which seeks to to provide adequate protection and assistance to victims and witnesses in criminal cases.

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