Warning! Anyone who abuse transgender people will be arrested

  • Rawalpindi City Police Officer has said that anyone found to be involved in harassing, sexually harassing or physically abusing members of the transgender community will be arrested.
  • If any law-breaker harasses the transgender persons or subjects them to sexual harassment a case will also be registered against him in accordance with the law.
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Transgender people face a number of social stigmas from harassment, lack of legal protection, poverty to harassments, gender-based violence, healthcare stigmas, and issues related to the identity documents. The approval of the Transgender Persons Protection of Rights Act guarantees transgenders the right to identity, legally discourage the discrimination against them by employers.

The Act further protects the rights of the transgender community by renouncing their harassment within and outside homes, provision of separate rooms at prisons for detaining the transgenders, and above all gave them rights to vote in all national, provincial and local government elections.

In another such assurance to the doomed section of society the Rawalpindi City Police Officer has said that anyone found to be involved in harassing, sexually harassing or physically abusing members of the transgender community will be arrested immediately, Dawn report read.

If any law-breaker harasses the transgender persons or subjects them to sexual harassment or physical torture should be arrested immediately and a case will also be registered against him in accordance with the law. The rules regarding transgender rights are very clear and it is the police’s responsibility to ensure they are implemented, he added.

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CPO also ordered divisional superintendents of police to do the arrangements in their respective divisions so that all police stations have a complete record of transgender residents in their jurisdictions so that they know no one can violate their rights by exploiting them in any way.

No negligence on the part of police will be tolerated in this regard and those responsible for the negligence will be liable to departmental accountability and strict action, he further said.

What do you think about the place of transgender people in third world countries? Do you think that governments are doing enough on their part to lessen the social stigmas and harassments that the transgender community is constantly confronted with?

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