Yashini won after a long battling for her rights to become the Sub Inspector right from the entrance exam, physical test and direct interview.
Transgender Yashini belongs to Salem district and her birth name was Prathib Kumar. Knowing her physical and hormone changes, he had undergone surgery and became Prathika Yashini. She had completed her UG course at Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore.
She has been facing the challenge from the initial stage for applying for the SI post. Her application was rejected considering the name change. She approached High Court for writing the exam. Again after passing the written exam, in physical test she was rejected saying she lost in 1 second in 100 meter dash.
She again approached HC and during the first session Chief Justice of HC S.K. Kaul and Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana ordered Yashini has all rights to become the SI. Judges said ' Rejecting her saying 1 second delay in 100 meter is not acceptable and rights to be given to transgender that makes them strong in the society. Prathika has been struggled a lot to sustain her rights and she had undergone many physical and mental stress. There is no other transgender applied to SI post, so she has rights to be appointed as SI'.
'During the next exam, third gender application should be taken into account. We hope Prathika will work with dedication and be sincere in her duty to advance the cause of other transgender,' said judges during the session.
The Chief justice also pointed out that Board has failed to add the third gender category in the application form. They also said two other constables already serving in the state police department.