Kashmiri Trans Community Faces Abject Poverty Under Double Lockdown

Trans people were already struggling financially since the valley shut down in August 2019; the pandemic lockdown has only marginalized them further.

written by
Hirra Azmat
Jun 12, 2020
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Image Credit: Hitesh Sonar for The Swaddle/Camillo Pasquarelli
AuthorHirra Azmat

Hirra Azmat is a Kashmir based journalist who writes extensively on health, environment and gender based issues. A fellow with Thomson Reuters Foundation, she has written for numerous publications like The Wire, 101 reporters of India, Tehelka Magazine, First Post, IANS, Dhainik Bhaskar, The Kashmir Monitor and several local magazines. She is also interested in travel writing, profile writing, personal essays and anything that provokes, inspires and transforms. You can find her at @AzmatHirra on Twitter, and @hirraazmat on Instagram.