transgender rights

Transgender Women in India Face Bias Despite Laws, says Activist

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, Dec 6 ¬†– Transgender women in India face persistent bias that denies them education and jobs despite India having progressive laws for transgender people, according to a leading activist. In a landmark judgment in 2014, India’s Supreme Court ruled that transgender people had equal rights under the law, and granted legal

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Pakistani Clerics Declare Transgender Marriages Legal under Islamic Law

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan, June 27 – A group of clerics in Pakistan has declared marriage between transgender individuals permissible in Islam, saying they have a right to be buried in Muslim ceremonies, according to a copy of a religious edict Reuters obtained on Monday. Transgender people also have full rights under Islamic

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Daesh suspects Held in Turkey Over Transgender Attack Plot: Dogan

ISTANBUL, June 22 – Three suspected¬†Daesh militants were arrested in Istanbul late on Tuesday after a tip-off they had planned an attack on a transgender march, Dogan News Agency said. The suspects – one Turkish national and two from Russia’s volatile Dagestan – were ordered held in custody pending formal charges by an Istanbul court,

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