Man arrested for killing trans woman in Pakistan
A man has been arrested for the murder of a transgender woman in Lahore, Pakistan.
Fayyaz alias Muskaan was repeatedly stabbed in their home where they were found in a pool of blood.
The 25-year old had been living in the apartment for a few years after becoming distanced from their family when they came out as trans.
It’s believed that the murder suspect, identified only as Sufian, had developed a relationship with Muskaan.
Police believe that he stabbed Muskaan three times after they clashed over a financial dispute.
Investigators were initially hunting for more than one person, but now believe that Sufian may have acted on his own.
Early reports in the country appear to have misgendered Muskaan.
The transgender in community have faced unprecedented violence.
Alesha, a transgender activist in Pakistan was shot multiple times by a gang member. When admitted to The Lady Reading Hospital, doctors failed to treat her injuries straight away.
The victim, Kashi, was shot in the thigh when three armed men broke into her home, in Mansehra, and attempted to rape her.
A transgender women is petitioning the high court in Lahore for better treatment of the trans community, and the authorities are appearing to adhere and work to create more equality.
Waqar Ali filed the petition with the help of trans advocate Sheraz Zaka. It calls on Pakistan to provide better protection for the transgender community in light a rise of attacks and abuse.
The country announced that trans people would be included in in the census for the first time ever, and a government department called for laws protecting the trans community to be re-assessed.