Pakistan

SIALKOT – At least nine people including the primary accused Jajja Butt were arrested by police after gruesome footage of brutal torture of transgenders in Sialkot went viral.

A new video of a transgender, Julie has surfaced on social media, narrating the complete story of what actually took place that night.

Julie, who was reportedly present at the site of the incident, claimed that the eunuchs were gang-raped all night and were made to drink the urine.

“We were beaten up and gang raped all night,” transgender Julie said in a video on Facebook. “They hit us with shoes, spat on our faces and made us drink their urine,” she added while claiming that the torture continued for an entire night.

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“Are we worse than dogs? Or are we the children of a lesser God?” asked Julie while sobbing.

Julie claimed that such gangs are present in every city of Pakistan and simply enjoy torturing members of the community.

Julie claimed that she faced similar torture in her hometown, Faisalabad where she was gang-raped and her hairs were cut to humiliate her.

Urging the government to introduce laws for the protection of the transgender community, Julie said that she came to Sialkot three months back in search of shelter after she was gang-raped time and again in Faisalabad. “This country has laws for everyone, even animals, but not for us. Are we children of a lesser God? Would it make a difference if a transgender was born in a politician’s house? Julie questioned.

“This country has laws for everyone, even animals, but not for us. Are we children of a lesser God? Would it make a difference if a transgender was born in a politician’s house? Julie questioned.

“Our entire community, including our families support the PML-N government. I beg Shahbaz Sharif to take action and stand up for our rights.”

Transgender community in Pakistan has been one of the most victimised minorities. Deemed as ‘misfits’, transgender community is often viewed as nonconformists to the society’s standards of gender roles.