Imphal: Manipur Education department denied to issue fresh certificate to a transgender after receiving recognition from concerned authorities to change her name and gender identity.

The transgender Beoncy Laishram, 32, daughter of L. Nabachandra of Kakwa Laiphrakpam Leikai, Maibam Leikai, Imphal West approached the High Court of Manipur to direct the Manipur Education department to issue fresh certificates for the High School Leaving Certificate, Higher Secondary School Leaving Certification Examination, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Medical Council Registration and other educational certificates.

Beoncy Laishram at present serves as a medical officer at a private medical hospital at Imphal.

On Thursday, a single bench of Justice Ahanthem Bimol of the High Court of Manipur issued a notice to the educational departments to respond within three weeks.

Beoncy Laishram appealed that she was born biologically male and given the name Baboi Laishram at birth.

She requested the court to direct the board and the Education (S) department to issue a circular espousing the rights of transgender persons to change their name and gender on educational certificates.

She also asked the registrar of Manipur University to update the degree certificates of transgender persons to reflect their name and gender changes and to provide revised certificates based on their applications without requiring them to approach the courts.

Beoncy said due to the lack of knowledge about the Supreme Court’s judgement and Transgender Protection of Right Rules, 2020 by the government institutions of Manipur, she has been facing problems in her career.

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