Bidhan Barua, the 21-year-old from Guwahati awaiting a sex change operation, on Monday said he will now have to undergo the surgery at the state-run JJ Hospital instead of Saifee Hospital. He claimed authorities at Saifee Hospital were apparently reluctant to allow the operation to be conducted there. >>>
After attending two pre-surgery counselling sessions at JJ Hospital, Bidhan Barua has dropped out of the psychological evaluation sessions from the hospital and now plans to start afresh at the BMC-run Sion Hospital. >>>
Bidhan Barua, 21, has been holed up in a Mumbai hotel for the past few weeks. Bidhan is a man who wants to be a woman. His parents don't approve of it; Bidhan claims they have frozen his bank account, and have tried to obstruct the surgery that'd enable him to realise his dream. He has moved the Bombay High Court and sought its intervention because the authorities at Saifee Hospital, Charni Road, have refused to perform the operation unless he gets legal permission.
The Bombay High Court today heard the plea of Bidhan Barua, a youngster from Guwahati who wants to undergo a sex change operation. In his plea, Bidhan seeks to restrain his parents, who are reportedly attempting to stop the surgery. The court today said, "He (Bidhan) is an adult and can take his own decision. There is no law which prohibits sex change operation."
The Bombay High Court cleared the path for 21-year-old Bidhan Barua to undergo a sex change surgery. Bidhan had approached the court after his family threatened him against the surgery. The 21-year old spoke to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai on how difficult his battle has been. >>>
Bidhan Barua, 21, on Wednesday, wrote to the chief justice of the Bombay high court seeking permission to kill himself as the court has not yet issued a restraining order against his parents, who are opposing his sex change surgery. Bidhan had run away from his family in Guwahati in March this year and come to Mumbai to get the surgery done. Doctors at Safiee hospital, Charni Road, had agreed to do it on April 2 but hesitated after his father served them a legal notice. >>>
Twenty-one-year-old Guwahati student Bidhan Barua, who feels he is a woman trapped in man's body, on Wednesday threatened to commit suicide after the Bombay High Court refused to hear his petition urging for a direction to his parents to allow him undergo a sex change operation. >>>
Bidhan Barua, a second-year commerce student from Guwahati, will now have to wait longer for a sex-change operation. Thwarted by his parents and stonewalled by the hospital where the surgery was scheduled for April 17, Barua had moved court. >>>