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Transgender Woman Doctor Teach Community Medicine, Public Health Founder @Hsf_India Bylines @IndianExpress @TheQuint @ForbesIndia Editor @PLOSGPH @IndJMedEthics
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Apr 26 9 tweets 4 min read
As an opinionated Transgender Muslim Woman, I face trolling from multiple quarters. Diversity of opinions is welcome but it often comes in the form of online abuse. Here is how I maintain my calm and peace. A thread ... I am blessed to have an awesome woman in my life - my mother. She is my pillar of support and a source of strength.
She is herself a force to reckon with and her emotional strength is infectious.
Apr 25 10 tweets 3 min read
Dear Muslims. Get Married. Okay, so while this may sound controversial, I had to say this. I think the time is right for this. There is palpable islamophobia across India whether you are in a village or Delhi, whether you work in a Govt job or as a blue-collar worker. A thread .. Not a single day passes when new forms of attack are not unleashed on us. The conversation in every Muslim household is – How to deal with this. As a community, we need to take a lot of measures for our safety, sanity and welfare. And I have been writing about them.
Apr 25 5 tweets 2 min read
Is Transgender welfare happening in India under Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act 2019?
The rules were notified on 25th September 2020. Whats the progress till date? A thread One of the most important functions under Act is to issue Transgender ID Card. There were 4.87 Lacs TG persons as per 2011 census. 6229 IDs have been issued (1.3%)
1682 applications (21%)pending > 1 month
It is mandatory to issue ID cards within 30 days of Receiving Application.
Mar 24 11 tweets 4 min read
Islamophobia has now crept into our Medical Colleges and Hospitals. There is open pedaling of hatred against Muslims in Healthcare Institutions.
There were Nazi Doctors and now we have Hindutva Doctors. A thread - thefederal.com/news/caught-on…
Dr. Aarti Lalchandani, Dean, GSVM Med Col, Kanpur called Tablighis Terrorists and asked them to be thrown in jungle. Caught on camera she was transferred.
Jan 4 10 tweets 5 min read
We are in the third wave of #Covid. Community spread of #Omicron is given. Cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata are hot spots.

What works and what does not.
A thread of 10 points

1. It is clear that Omicron escapes Immunity acquired through #Vaccines and Previous Infection 2. Most cases of Omicron have mild infection, milder compared to Delta. This however doesn't mean that it will be mild in all cases. Some would become severe and need hospitalisation. Don't be stupid by buying into 'mild' theory
Jun 27, 2021 17 tweets 12 min read
@HSF_India is inviting you to a Zoom meeting.
Topic: Women's Reproductive Health & Islamic Perspective
happening now
Max 100 participants on first come first serve basis.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 843 4420 7074
Passcode: 068391
#ReprodHealthIslam @HSF_India We will be live tweeting during the session using #ReprodHealthIslam @HSF_India @Yasminfarooqui1 @Nomimkp @FraheenMalick
May 8, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
We run a Teleconsultation Helpline (9971736222) which is free and 24 by 7. Since I have led this initiative many patients think it's my number and want to speak with me by calling this. Fortunately, my call Operators do a good job. But sometimes some insist on speaking to me only One such incidence. A dentists mother -83 y, covid Positive, severe Disease, from Gujarat, unable to find a Hosp bed and on home oxygenation. He saw my Video and called up Helpline. He was taking Consultation from many doctors locally. Our young doc did a wonderful jod advising.
Apr 15, 2020 7 tweets 2 min read
A Campaign says religious minorities in India have done nothing for Covid Relief. Can you post links to reports of Donations / contributions by Non-Hindu Indians, especially Religious bodies towards Covid Relief?
We may be a minority but our contribution is not minor! m.economictimes.com/news/company/c…
Dec 21, 2019 14 tweets 3 min read
The Most powerful Weapon in the hand of a Protestor is the Mobile Phone.
Take care of it and use it wisely.
Created this thread so that we can collate tips on how to safely and smartly use it during the protests.
#CAA_NRC_Protest When going for protest
Make sure to disable any form of biometric unlocking of phone like through finger or face or fitness band.
Keep Pattern lock, passcode or pin lock
Do Not reveal under any condition.
They may take your phone and delete the captured photo/ video evidence
Dec 15, 2019 8 tweets 2 min read
Jamia Milia Islamia (Delhi) students had a peaceful protest March today at Mathura Road. Police lathi charged brutally including female students, manhandled them and used tear gas. Some miscreants (reportedly from Sangh) joined the student march and started mischief. Also, there were 'Gundas' wearing Helmet and Police shirt on jeans. Videos show Police itself throwing fuel on bus whose windshield is demolished. As things worsened, police also fired bullets.
Dec 14, 2019 15 tweets 5 min read
Kaun kehta hain aasmaan mein surakh nahi ho sakta
Ek pathhar to tabiyat se uchhalo yaaro

For those who think, there is no use of protest, see how our protest is leading to ripple effect nationally and internationally.
Yeh to Shuruaat hai Japanese PM Abe Cancels his schedule Visit and meet with Narendra Modito Guwahati amidst Assam unrest