Violates Article 21: Delhi High Court on Rules requiring Transgenders to show sex reassignment certificate to get passport of declared sex

The Court was told that if a transgender person changes sex from male to female or female to male and wants passport issued under the "male" or "female" category, then a medical certificate is required.
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The Passport Rules of 1980 requiring a transgender person to produce certificates of gender reassignment surgery for issuance of passport with declared sex is prima facie violative of Article 21, the Delhi High Court remarked on Monday.[Lasya Kahli v Union of India].

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