The Andhra Pradesh (Telangana Area) Eunuchs Act, 1329 F*
[Act No. 16 of 1329 F]
[20th Azur, 1330 F]
*Note - Also see the Supreme Court judgment in National Legal Service Authority v. Union of India [W.P. Civil No. 400 of 2012]
Whereas it is expedient to enact a law for the registration and control of eunuchs; It is hereby enacted as follows-
1. Short title, commencement and extent
This Act may be called the Andhra Pradesh (Telangana Area) Eunuchs Act, 1329F and it shall come into force in Telangana Area of the State of Andhra Pradesh from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.
The Government shall have the power to extend this Act, by notification in the Official Gazette to any other place.
Unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context the word 'eunuch' shall, for the purpose of this Act, include all persons of the male sex who admit to be impotent or who clearly appear to be impotent on medical inspection.
2. Register of eunuchs
The Government shall cause a register to be kept of the names and place of residence of all eunuchs residing in the City of Hyderabad or at any other place to which the Government may specially extend this Act and who are reasonably suspected of kidnapping or emasculating boys, or of committing unnatural offences or abetting the commission of the said offences; and it shall direct such register to be maintained by the officer appointed for this purpose, from time to time, and the Government shall, from time to time, make rules regarding the responsibility of preparing and maintaining it.
3. Complaint of entry in register
Any person aggrieved by any entry made or proposed to be made in the aforesaid register, may either at a time when the register is first made or subsequently lodge a complaint with the aforesaid officer, who shall either enter, remove or retain the name of such person in the register, as he thinks fit.
Every order for removal of the name of such person shall contain the grounds of the removal thereof.
The District Magistrate shall have power to review the order passed by such officer on such complaint either on appeal by the petitioner or otherwise.
4. Registered eunuch found in female clothes
Every registered eunuch found in female dress or ornamented in a street or a public place or in any other place with the intention of being seen from a street or public place or who dances or plays music or takes part in any public entertainment in a street or a public place may be arrested without warrant and shall be punished with Imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with fine or with both.
5. Penalty when boy under sixteen is found with registered eunuch
Any registered eunuch who has with him or in his house under his control a boy of less than sixteen years of age shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with fine or with both.
6. Education and training of children whose parents are not discovered
The District Magistrate may direct that any such boy be delivered to his parents or guardian, if they can be discovered, and they are not eunuchs; if they cannot be discovered or they are eunuchs, the Magistrate may make such arrangements as he thinks necessary for the maintenance, education and training of such boy and may direct that the whole or any part of a fine inflicted under Section 5 may be applied for such arrangement. The Government may direct that out of any Local or Municipal Fund or other amount the cost of such arrangement as is not met by the fine shall be defrayed.
7. Penalty for emasculation or abetting therefor
Any person who emasculates himself or any other person with or without his consent or abets in emasculation shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years |and shall also be liable to fine.