Afghan transgender people petition Peshawar Court for protection

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05/26/2024

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Transgender individuals from Afghanistan have filed a petition with the Peshawar High Court, seeking protection from forced deportation by Pakistan. The petitioners argue that they face significant challenges in Pakistan due to the lack of residency cards. The Peshawar High Court has referred the petition to a judge, aiming to ensure a safe life for these individuals, away from the Taliban. The transgender community in Afghanistan has revealed that life under Taliban rule is extremely difficult for them. “Without residency cards or UNHCR numbers, we are facing many problems; especially if you are transgender and Afghan, it creates a lot of difficulties,” said Horeen, a transgender individual.

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