Hundreds of Afghan Refugees Protest Against Taliban
Hundreds of Afghan refugees demonstrated against the militant, fundamentalist Taliban regime today in a demonstration held outside the U.N.'s offices in Tehran.
An unnamed, veiled Afghan woman condemned the Taliban's "campaign of repression," saying, "This medieval group has imprisoned an entire people." She also stated that the Taliban's treatment of women is especially cruel, and called for the United Nations and the Organization of the Islamic conference to "halt its military interference and role" in supporting the Taliban.
Approximately 300 Afghans participated in the demonstration, calling for an end to the Taliban's massacres and peace in Afghanistan.
4/17/2014 Supreme Court of India Recognizes Transgender Rights - India's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that official documents must allow transgender people to identify as a third gender and directed the federal and state governments to include transgender people, known as hijras, in welfare programs such as education, health care, and job programs.
"All documents will now have a third category marked 'transgender,'" said Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, a transgender activist who petitioned the court. . . .