[Self-perceived Gender Identity] Bombay High Court allows Transgender person to contest Panchayat election as female from ward reserved for women

The returning officer was handicapped as far as knowledge of law was concerned while deciding the nomination form of the petitioner, the Court observed while permitting the petitioner to contest the election.

The Bombay High Court at Aurangabad has allowed Anjali Guru Sanjana Jaan, a transgender person, to contest the village panchayat election from a ward reserved for women based on her self-perceived gender identity as a female.

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