- n. Plural form of hijra.
“The hijras lavish lakhs of rupees on visiting hijra friends from their biradri..hijras are the finest host, some are ball breaking money lenders too..”
“An older name for hijras is kinnar, which is used by some hijra groups as a more respectable and formal term.”
“The Telegraphreports that India has an estimated 1.5 million eunuchs, known as hijras or kinnar, who are both feared and persecuted throughout the country.”
“The term "Aravani" is used in the state of Tamil Nadu, where the tsunami struck most violently, to refer to a group more widely known as "hijras," biological males who have feminine gender identity, frequently wear women's clothing, and perform other feminine gender roles.”
“Indian eunuchs, also known as hijras, have been present for hundreds of years in India but remain a marginalized community.”
“Pakistan's transgendered community, known as 'hijras,' demand flood relief aid The hijras accuse the government of slow-walking the cards, despite a decision by Pakistan's Supreme Court to expand the group's rights Pakistani transgendered people are calling on their government to issue national identity cards they say they need to qualify for emergency flood relief.”
“Pakistani transgendered people, known as "hijras," are calling on the government to issue them national identity cards they say they need to claim flood relief aid.”
“The judge also ordered a mechanism to protect eunuchs, known as hijras, from police harassment and to help them get their share under inheritance laws.”
“From being called hijras and dykes. .to being mocked openly.”
“While there may be truth to this, my understanding is that “hijras kidnap young boys to castrate them” is an old trope.”
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