Lucknow The highest brass of UP Police are caught in a Dilemma, as two women constables posted in Gorakhpur and Gonda have sought permission from the headquarters for gender change via surgery.
Sex change circumstances have typically been reported throughout the nation as nicely as the world however the state police authorities are dealing with such a drawback for the primary time. The burning query earlier than them is: how they’ll allow the constables to change their gender after getting recruited as women cops.
Requesting anonymity, an extra director basic (ADG) rank official of UP Police confirmed the 2 constables had utilized for gender change permission and talked about totally different causes. “The primary drawback in letting them bear sex change is how would different bodily standards required for male constables be matched if they’re thought of as male constables after surgery. There are totally different bodily standards like top, operating capability and shoulder power for female and male class,” he mentioned. The official mentioned the recruitment standards meant for males and women have been strictly adopted in the UP Police and women personnel altering gender after getting job beneath feminine standards could be defying the norms. He mentioned the headquarters had submitted the identical reply in Allahabad excessive court docket when one of many two women constables approached the court docket after failing to get permission for gender change even after pursing her case since January this yr.
“The court docket requested the headquarters once more to rethink the request of the lady constable on benefit foundation and additional put together some norms for comparable circumstances which will come up once more in future,” mentioned one other senior police official of the UP Police headquarters.
He mentioned that the police authorities had already written a letter to King George’s Medical College of Lucknow (KGMU) to get medical examination of each the constables executed via a medical board and provides their opinion. “We’re looking for opinion from all stake-holders associated to women and gender points, other than medical and authorized opinion, earlier than coming to a last conclusion,” he mentioned, including, “The court docket will take up this case once more in the primary week of December.”