Plea in Delhi High Court challenges requirement of sex change certificate for re-issuance of passport to transgender persons

A Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh issued notice on the plea and sought the response of the Central government.

The Delhi High Court on Friday sought the response of the Central government on a petition challenging Passport Rules, 1980 to the extent that it requires a sex change certificate from a hospital to enable a transgender person to get her passport re-issued as "Female". (Lasya Kahli Singh vs UOI)

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