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Coimbatore

Transgender moves HC over denial to appear for police test

Covai Post Network

A transgender who cleared the written examination for Grade II (police constable) test and was rejected during the physical test because she failed to produce medical certificate from a government doctor to prove her gender, has moved the court.

Nasriya, a transgender from Paramakudi in Ramanathapuram district, appeared for the physical test on July 31 in Ramanathupram. The examiners asked Nasriya for her transgender certificate, which she did not have then. “Though I explained that I would submit the certificate in two days and be allowed to take the test, they did not let me do so,” said Nasriya.

Though Nasriya produced the certificate on August 4, the examiners did made it clear that the application was rejected on July 31 itself.

Nasriya has now made a plea with Madurai bench of Madras High Court for appearing for the examination. The bench ordered Tamil Nadu Police Recruitment Board Director to file a reply regarding this and case has been fixed for August 17.

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