Numerous individuals from the transgender neighborhood and their supporters protested outdoors the Karachi Press Membership towards a latest assault on its neighborhood by an alleged gang-rape group referred to as ‘Beelas’.
The protesters additionally denounced what they known as “the beela tradition” that has existed in Pakistan for the reason that colonial period.
A transgender rights activist Dr Muhammad Moiz organised the protest. He posted the photographs on social media together with the calls for and desires of the neighborhood in Pakistan.
“Assist us dismantle these constructions and create a extra simply and equitable world for everybody by not being silent bystanders as teams just like the beela community inflict violence on our neighborhood,” Moiz wrote whereas sharing the photographs from the protest.
Following the protest on Friday, highly effective and motivating photos are making rounds on social media:
Earlier, Moiz got here ahead to share an incident of organised violence towards him by the group [Beela]. A First Info Report (FIR) was registered by him.
Within the video, he shared that on the night time of September 19, he and his mates went to a birthday celebration of a buddy, the place the gang-rape group was already current. In keeping with him, the group [Beelas] wished to rape the ‘londay‘ (khwaja sira/effeminate boys) current there.
In his latest submit, he has demanded a particular committee overseeing khwaja sira in Sindh and a particular helpline that khwaja siras can use in an emergency.
“The police have to be sensitised to know beelas’ conduct, whereas additionally addressing inner points within the police departments that forestall most khwaja siras from launching FIRs,” he mentioned in a caption.