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Even though Islam gives rights to transgender people, they are oppressed: Kashmir scholar Aijaz Bund

Transgenders Abdul Rashid, left, and Shabnam Subhan at the book launch | Aijaz Bund The government thinks there are only males and females in Kashmir, Shabnam Subhan, a transgender Kashmiri, told a gathering of academics, journalists and civil society figures in Srinagar. “No one cares about us, as if we don’t exist,” he said. Transgender Kashmiris speaking publicly about… Read More »

The ten most infuriating things people do online

Last week the French police warned parents not to post pictures of their kids on social media. France, you see, has very stringent privacy laws and when les enfants grow up, they could conceivably sue mama et papa for violating their privacy. As often when you see social media filtering through another culture’s legal rubric, my reaction to this… Read More »