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Some Pakistani construction workers #fundie indiatoday.in

An ancient Buddha statue, which was found in Pakistan's Takht Bahi area in Mardan district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while digging the foundation of a house, was vandalised by local construction workers on Saturday as they considered the relic to be "unIslamic".

Workers who were digging the foundation of a house discovered the ancient relic said to be from the Gandhara civilisation. Calling the idol “unIslamic”, the men smashed the statue into pieces.

A video of the incident that has gone viral on social media shows the construction workers destroying the idol using a sledgehammer and expressing their resentment towards it.

Abdul Samad, director, Archaeology and Museums in KPK said, “We have located the area and we will have those involved arrested soon.”

Pakistani media has reported that four people involved in vandalising the statue have been arrested.

Rajith Kumar #sexist indiatoday.in

This has been going on for a while now. Teachers and professors from across the country have been making their way to national headlines by making ludicrous claims on how women should behave/dress/live. It seems like this exclusive club of sexist academics is ever growing.

Not too long ago, a professor from Kozhikode ridiculed female students in his college for revealing their breasts like "slices of watermelon". Before that, a college principal from Mumbai said PCOS -- polycystic ovary syndrome -- happens to women who dress like men. Even before that, a nursing school in Kollam district forbade its female students to lock doors while changing, for they were worried that the girls were up to "lesbian sex".

Now, a teacher from Kerala claims that women who wear jeans -- wait for it -- give birth to transgender children.

Meet Rajith Kumar, a botany lecturer at Kalady's Sree Sankara College, who has a long history of coming up with sexist and homophobic theories. This is what this 'doctor' said on a live TV show recently:

"...a woman who dresses up like a man, what will be the character of the child she gives birth to? These children are called 'transgenders' or 'napumsakam'. Hijra,".
- Rajith Kumar

There's more...

A report on The News Minute points out that Rajith Kumar had stressed that "good" children are born to men and women who dress and live as men and women (whatever that means):

"When a woman degrades her womanhood and a man degrades his manhood, the girl born to them is man-like. The child this girl later gives birth to will be a transgender."
- Dr Rajith Kumar

That's not all. 'Doctor' Rajith Kumar also believes that autistic children are born to 'rebel' men and women, especially women who wear jeans.