Protests in Pakistan after father arrested for murder of transgender daughter

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07/01/2019

The transgender community in Pakistan are leading protests after a 19-year-old transgender woman was found “riddled with bullets” beside a river bank. The teenager’s father has been arrested for her murder. The woman, Maya, had left her home in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and was living with a group of transgender people called the Meena Group in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. When her father and uncle attempted to bring her home on Saturday (July 29), she went to a local police station saying that she feared for her life. But police allowed her family to take her after he gave them written assurance that he would not harm his child.

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