Visakhapatnam: Indian Navy on Monday evening sacked Manish Giri for undergoing a sex reassignment surgery.
A sailor with Indian Navy, Manish (now known as Sabi), decided to undergo the surgery in August at a hospital in Delhi, when he was on leave.
The statement issued by Indian Navy says, “The Indian Navy has discharged Manish Giri, a naval sailor evoking the clause of Service No Longer Required under the Navy Regulations.”
Manish, who underwent the sex change operation “at a private facility whilst on leave, was administratively discharged from the Service,” says the Indian Navy. The Indian Navy considers Manish Giri guilty of breaching service rules and eligibility criteria for his employment as a Sailor in the Indian Navy.
As per Indian Navy, “The existing service rules and regulations do not permit the sailor’s continued employment owing to his altered gender status, medical condition and resultant employability restrictions,” says the statement.