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Transgenders: The Third One

By Maliha Siddiqi
If sex work exists, it is sustained by a large clientele for these sex workers. It is strange and inexcusable to impute immorality and perversion to the sex workers, while turning a blind eye towards the consumers of the trade. It is safe to assume that the hijras would not have been forced to live a degraded life if we had offered them an impartial chance at life without discrimination.  

Justice still eludes Kashmir’s ‘half-widows’

By Maliha Siddiqi
Even the term ‘half-widow’ can be construed as derogatory as the individual identity of a woman does not hold any importance and all her individuality is compromised as she is only reduced to a wife – a widow.