Amendment in Section 375 of IPC For Sexual Assaults making it gender neutral.

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As Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code stands, rape is something that only a man can do to a woman. There is no room for adult male victims.The Indian government surveyed children who reported experiencing severe sexual abuse in 2007, including rape or sodomy, 57.3% of affected were boys and 42.7% were girls. Postponed in 2013 amidst the outrage following the Nirbhaya rape case, the issue of making sexual offences gender neutral was once again brought before Parliament in July 2019. The bill proposes amendments in the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Criminal procedure Code and the Indian Evidence Act to ensure that the words "any man" and "any woman" in the sections relating to sexual offences in the laws are changed to read as "any person".By changing the definition of the perpetrator and victim of sexual assault from "man " and "woman" to "any person", the bill allows for recognition of not only transgender persons defined as the 'other' gender under Indian law, but would potentially leave the door open for the recognition of other gender identities.