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CII stirs debate by rejecting self-perceived gender identity as incompatible with Shariah

The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) declares "self-perceived identity" un-Islamic, sparking controversy over the Transgender Persons (Rights of Protection) Act. While expressing concern for intersex and transgender people, CII suggests amendments to bills presented by Senators. Transrights activists call for empathetic response and protection of fundamental human rights.