A group of transgender women hired to dance at a wedding in Islamabad Pakistan were later kidnaped by the same men. Taken against their will, Gulf News Reports, the women were then assaulted, groped at gunpoint, and later in the edited video, raped.
The women soon after went to the newly activated Rawalpindi police department office which is staffed by transgender activist, victim Support Officer, and facilitator with the Punjab Police Reem Sharif. A FIR (First Incident Report) has been registered and arrests should be forthcoming thanks to the criminals not wearing facemasks.
#Tahafuz with no time reached to victims of horrible incident happened with these #transgenders in Rwp. We supported and facilitated them, made them comfortable to register statements without any fear and being afraid@OfficialDPRPP @RwpPolice @Rporwp @ahsanpsp @beenshfatima pic.twitter.com/qJjGidS2qo
— Reem Sharif (@ReemSharif3) July 28, 2020
Deputy Inspector General of Police Muhammad Ahsan Younis wrote about the video and the mistreatment of transgender people on social media.
“The transgender people, who were harassed when contacted by the protection center, reached the protection center to seek justice.”
“The case was registered under the provisions of kidnapping and rape.”
سوشل میڈیا پرٹرانسجینڈرز کےساتھ ناروا سلوک کی ویڈیو سامنےآنے کے معاملہ پر سی پی او محمد احسن یونس کا نوٹس۔
تحفظ سینٹر کی جانب سےرابطہ کرنےپر ہراسگی کا شکارہونےوالے ٹرانسجینڈرز انصاف کےحصول کےلیےتحفظ سینٹرپہنچ گئے۔
واقعہ کامقدمہ اغواء اورجنسی زیادتی کی دفعات کےتحت درج کرلیاگیا۔ pic.twitter.com/L33xMvMzfm
— Rawalpindi Police (@RwpPolice) July 28, 2020