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Findings Dissolve Classifications in NCC based on Gender: Intervenor Appeals against the Kerala High Court NCC Ruling Allowing Enrollment to Trans persons

Lawstreet Journal 13 Apr 2021 7:21pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Findings Dissolve Classifications in NCC based on Gender: Intervenor Appeals against the Kerala High Court NCC Ruling Allowing Enrollment to  Trans persons

On Friday (April 9, 2021),a written petition filed against the judgment of the Single Judge was taken up for hearing by the Kerala High Court. The judgment was allowed a trans woman to enrol with the National Cadet Corps (NCC) in accordance with her self-perceived gender identity. 

An appeal was moved by Sreerag S who was an intervenor in the original proceedings. A division Bench of Justices CT Ravi Kumar and Murali Purushothaman took up the appeal so filed. 

The complainants appeal mainly assailed the decision of the Single Judge's direction which authorized Hina Haneefa to apply for enrollment in the Girls wing of NCC. 

In his appeal, the complainant "Sreerag" through his Council Advocate K Arjun Venugopal asserts that Haneefa should only be recognized in the "transgender" or "third category. The appellant contended that it would be 'grossly unfair' to allow the entry of the petitioner to the corps on par with "biological girls".

The appellant's interest in the matter was questioned by the Division Bench in  the Court and it was pointed out that the NCC was yet to file an appeal in the case. 

At this point, the Court was informed that the NCC would also be filling an appeal by the Council for NCC,Central Government council NS Daya Sindhu Shree Hari . 

The Court declared that in order to prevent any prejudice being caused to he NSS 's perspective appeal the Court would take the intervenor's appeal along with the NBC's. The Court proceeded to defer hearing of the case on taking… Continue Reading...


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