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15-Year-Old Christian Transgender Raped To Death In Faisalabad

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A 15-year-old Christian transgender, identified as Musa, was gang-raped and murdered by the ‘local thugs’ in Faisalabad on Saturday.

Activist Shaan Taseer posted a photo on Facebook, wherein he demanded Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari to take action against the perpetrators. “15 years old Musa, a Christian transgender was gang raped and murdered by local thugs in Faisalabad on April 4, 2020. Despite multiple witnesses, no action has been taken by the Batala Colony Police Station,” Shaan taseer said.

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Posted by Shaan Taseer on Sunday, April 5, 2020

While demanding justice from Shireen Mazari, the activist said that Christian and transgender community has been subject to persecution in Pakistan since long. “Your [Shireen Mazari] urgent intervention is required to reassure us that Pakistan is for all,” he added.

The transgender community has been living a miserable life in Pakistan since long, especially in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to media reports, almost 50 members of transgender community have been killed and more than 300 have faced sexual harassment and assault during the last four years only in KP. Apart from that, gender discrimination has forced the community to indulge in prostitution – that has exposed it to the hazards AIDS.

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