Mahwish Qayyum

Mahwish Qayyum

The author is a full-time journalist based in Peshawar, Pakistan. She is associated with Express News as a reporter. She also contributes to The Express Tribune and The Oslo Times. She tweet @mahwishqayyum (twitter.com/MahwishQayyum)

Gang raped in Swabi for being a transgender person

The transgender community of a country like Pakistan – a place ranked as one of the most dangerous countries in the world according to a report by the Minority Rights Group International (MRG) – live very miserable lives because crimes such as harassment, torture, violence, bullying and other hate crimes become everyday ordeals for them. Just yesterday, in a heart rending incident, a transgender was gang-raped while two people were shot dead in Swabi, a district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P). They were a group of transgenders going home after performing a music and dance show at a wedding. On their way home, some armed men stopped them and tried ...

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