"Right to control one's identity must remain with individual:" Supreme Court strikes down CBSE bye-law restricting change of name on certificates

The Court stated that CBSE, which deals with maintenance of educational standards, cannot arrogate to itself the power to impact identity of students who enrol with it.
"Right to control one's identity must remain with individual:" Supreme Court strikes down CBSE bye-law restricting change of name on certificates

In a significant blow for individual right and freedom of expression, the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the right to control one's identity must remain with the individual, thereby upholding the rights of students to change their names on Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) certificates (Jigya Yadav v. CBSE).

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