Guru culture lethal form of neo-slavery


The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) Chairman Dr Qibla Ayaz on Sunday said there was a united stance on the ‘guru culture’ as it was a lethal form of exploitation and neo-slavery. It was against human rights and it should not be part of any act or rules to be framed for transgender persons, he said this in an exclusive talk with APP.

Besides urging the parents of non-binary gender children to take their ownership, Dr Qibla Ayaz proposed the government to establish rehabilitation centers to bring them in the mainstream of social spectrum. He said according to the health experts, transgender persons could be operated on at every stage of life including childhood, or after attaining the age of adult or youth in the light of modern medical sciences and could be transformed as normal and productive citizens of the society except in a few cases. Shedding light on the ‘Self-perceived identity’ in the perspective of Islam, he said it was contrary to the teachings of Shariah and it could be a source of many unexpected issues in the future. —APP