Manish Giri, a sailor with the Indian Navy, was sacked on Monday evening. The reason for Manish’s sacking, as cited by the Indian Navy is that Manish underwent a sex reassignment surgery.
Manish, who is now known as Sabi, underwent the surgical procedure in August at a hospital in Delhi while he was on leave.
Indian Navy issued a statement which says, "The Indian Navy has discharged Manish Giri, a naval sailor evoking the clause of Service No Longer Required under the Navy Regulations."
The Indian Navy said that Manish, who underwent the sex change operation "at a private facility whilst on leave, was administratively discharged from the Service."
Manish Giri is deemed guilty of breaching service rules and eligibility criteria for his employment as a Sailor in the 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 Indian Navy statement.