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Manipur education department refuses fresh certificates to transgender

A single bench of Justice Ahanthem Bimol of the Manipur HC has issued notice to educational departments to reply within three weeks.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 16 Jun 2024, 7:35 am

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The Education department, Government of Manipur has refused to issue a fresh degree and other educational certificates to a transgender recognising the change of name and gender identity.

Being aggrieved by the department’s action, the transgender, identified as Beoncy Laishram, approached the High Court of Manipur for directing the education department to issue fresh certificates of HSLC, HSSLCE, MBBS, Medical Council Registration Certificate and other educational certificates.

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Following the approach, a single bench of Justice Ahanthem Bimol of the HC has issued notice to educational departments to reply within three weeks.

According to Beoncy Laishram’s petition, she was born a biological male with the name given at birth as Baboi Laishram. However, she had a sex change operation after which she changed her name to Beoncy Laishram.

She approached the chairman of BOSEM to change her name on the degree certificate but she was informed to get a court order first. After the change is made in the HSLC examination certificate, other revised degree certificates would be issued, she said.

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Being aggrieved, she shared her story to All Manipur Nupi Manbi Association and she filed the petition after discussion with the association.

In her petition, she prayed to direct BOSEM and Directorate of Education (S) to issue circulation espousing the rights of the trans person for change of name and gender in the Educational certificates.

Moreover, she petitioned to direct the registrar of Manipur University to update degree certificates of Transgender persons to reflect the change in their name and gender identity and to provide revised degree certificates to Transgender based on applications made by them without having to approach the courts.
 

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