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Maharashtra: Woman cop files plea in Bombay HC to undergo sex change

ANI
Published : Nov 23, 2017, 4:14 pm IST
Updated : Nov 23, 2017, 4:14 pm IST

Salve has been denied the permission to continue her service in the force post her operation. She has been in service since 2010.

Lalita Salve, the constable has filed a plea at the Bombay HC for permission to allow her to undergo sex reassignment. (Photo: File)
 Lalita Salve, the constable has filed a plea at the Bombay HC for permission to allow her to undergo sex reassignment. (Photo: File)

Mumbai: A woman constable from Maharashtra's Beed on Thursday filed a plea at the Bombay High Court, seeking permission to allow her to undergo sex reassignment surgery.

In her plea, Lalita Salve, the constable, had also sought the court's permission to continue to work with the police force after changing her sex.

Earlier, she had been denied permission by police officials to continue working after going through the operation.

The matter is expected to be mentioned before the Chief Justice on Thursday.

The constable, who has been serving in the police force since 2010, took the decision to change her gender after she felt connected more with the masculine gender due to what she describes as hormonal imbalances.

Her lawyer claims that on diagnosis and medical consultation at the Sir JJ hospital in Mumbai, she was told that her hormonal imbalances were incurable and thus, she was advised to undergo plastic surgery or sexual reassignment.

The lawyer appealed to the authorities to allow her to undergo the surgery saying his client's human rights were at stake.

He says he was seeking necessary orders as per the Maharashtra Police Rules ensuring the cop right to equality and life.

Tags: plastic surgery, maharashtra police, sex change, sexual reassignment
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)