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Sex change: Bombay HC restraints Bidhan from pressure tactic


The Bombay high court has warned Bhidan Barua that he cannot use pressure tactics and threaten to commit suicide unless his petition was heard and orders passed immediately. The court summoned the counsel of the 21-year-old student from Guwahati, Ejaz Naqvi after the student wrote a letter to the Chief Justice of the Bombay high court and other authorities threatening to commit suicide if his petition was not heard immediately.


In the petition, Bhidan, who feels he is a woman trapped in man's body, has urged the court to restrain his parents from prohibiting him to undergo sex change operation.


Following the summons from the court, Naqvi appeared before Justices SJ Vazifdar and AR Joshi. The court had on Wednesday posted the matter for hearing on May 7. Refusing to hear the matter before that, the court told Naqvi that the petition would be heard on May 7 only. Bhidan, in his letter, had also said that since his parents have blocked his bank accounts he does not have money for lawyer fees.


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