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Navy sailor sacked for undergoing sex surgery

Last Modified Tuesday, 10 October 2017 (12:59 IST)
New Delhi: After finding him guilty of breaching service rules, the Indian has sacked Manish Giri, who underwent a sex reassignment surgery. “The serving sailor who underwent sex reassignment at a private facility whilst on leave was administratively discharged from the Service,” the Indian Navy said in a statement. “The individual chose to undergo irreversible gender re-assignment on his own accord, whilst on leave wilfully altering his gender status from the one he was recruited for at the time of his induction,” it said. 

The existing service rules and regulations do not permit the sailor’s continued employment owing to his altered gender status, medical condition and resultant employability restrictions, it added. The sailor was posted at a naval facility in Visakhapatnam. Manish joined the marine engineering wing of Indian Navy in 2010 through the regular recruitment process and had a smooth sailing in the job for four years. (UNI)
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