India is still not the place where transgender can flourish. In our country, people aren’t yet ready to accept transgender men or women who don’t go by the usual norm. They hardly get job opportunities although they might have great skills. However, In Manipur, transgenders found place in Shumang Leela, a form of art where they play the role of women.
Bishesh Huirem, a transgender actor of Shumang Leela, who was supposed to represent India at an International Beauty Pageant was beaten up by the security guards of Moirangthem Okendro, Rural Development, and Panchayati Raj Minister.
As she was severely beaten up, she was not in the condition to participate in the Shumang Leela. Even her doctor advised her to take rest. But she somehow managed to take part in it.
There was an argument between Huirem and her friend regarding the right of way in a narrow road. Due to the severity of her injury, she lost her conscious during her performance.