Indian naval officer sacked for undergoing sex change

Indian naval officer sacked for undergoing sex change

After being relieved from service for undergoing a sex change surgery, an Indian Navy sailor on Tuesday said she would approach the Supreme Court against the decision and added that she has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard.

Manish Kumar Giri, who has since changed her name to Sabi, vowed that she would fight for justice. “I remain the same old person with same efficiency. How can they discharge me … just because I underwent a sex change surgery?” she asked. “I will move the Supreme Court, if required, to fight for my right,” Sabi said.

On Monday, the Indian Navy stated that Giri had been discharged under the clause “Service No Longer Required” under the force’s regulations. “The individual chose to undergo irreversible gender re-assignment on his own accord, whilst on leave willfully altering his gender status from the one he was recruited for at the time of his induction,” it had said.

Having served earlier with the marine engineering wing at the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam, Sabi had moved to the administrative wing after sex reassignment surgery.

The Indian navy has not yet responded to the allegations, and has declined to comment when contacted by the BBC. Sabi said she rejoined the navy in April, and she received a letter discharging her from service on 6 October.



Source : PTI

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