The Delhi High Court has mandated Delhi university and CBSE to assist transgenders requesting a change in their names or gender.
Despite the order, DU and CBSE both have shown disregard for the same, saying that ‘once a student has left the institution, his or her past record cannot be changed thereafter.’
As a reply to this, Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice VK Rao have expressed their dissent against DU and CBSE’s decision to condemn the order. They said,
“when the Supreme Court has recognized their right to declare their gender identity, statutory bodies like the education board and the varsity have to rise to the occasion to help them.
While CBSE has sanctioned the request only if the changes are made before the issuing of 10th and 12th results. Whereas the university makes it clear that such changes must be first altered in CBSE records.
The matter is stalled for further hearing on March 13, wherein the lawyers of both CBSE and DU have been directed to work out a way to settle the situation.
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