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Hundreds of transsexuals demonstrate in Pakistan to protest against transphobic violence

ISLAMABAD, Nov 20 (DPA/EP) -.

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Hundreds of transsexuals demonstrate in Pakistan to protest against transphobic violence

ISLAMABAD, Nov 20 (DPA/EP) -

Hundreds of transsexual activists have demonstrated this Sunday in the Pakistani city of Karachi to denounce the growing wave of violence and attacks against this community.

The Sindh Moorat March, the first rally of its kind in the history of conservative Pakistani society, has brought together a large number of transgender rights activists.

The initiative coincides with attempts by religious and conservative politicians to strike down a trans rights law that they consider anti-Islamic.

The law was passed in 2018 to praise from other countries, as it recognizes individuals the right to choose their gender identity. Those who reject it claim that it opens the door to gay marriage.

"The government must criminalize transphobic hate speech and safeguard the right to self-perceived gender identity," said one of the participating activists, Shahzadi Rai. Rai has also claimed that the abandonment of trans children be classified as a crime.

"Hundreds of transsexuals are murdered and raped every year, but the state seems not to notice," lamented another activist, Nayab Ali.

More than 1,500 transsexuals have been victims of rape, assault or intimidation since 2016, according to data from the Pakistani Police.

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