ON Monday, the transgender community held a demonstration on the streets of Manshera, protesting against the attack on their community member and insisted on the immediate arrest and sentence of the assassins.

The demonstration took place outside the Mansehra Press Club and through several streets ended outside the urban police station.

The attacked transgender, Kashi Chan was assaulted at her house in Mohallah Ayub by three armed men. The gunmen fired shots into the house and injured her before she managed to flee.

Chan, who was in critical condition, was then hurried to the King Abdullah Teaching Hospital from where doctors referred her to the Ayub Medical Complex in Abbottabad.

The president of the Also Hazara Shemale Association and secretary-general Nadra Khan also called for the immediate arrest of the criminals on Monday.

“We want the immediate arrest of attackers otherwise we will take to the streets first in the province and then across the country,” the secretary-general warned.

The SA president disclosed to media agents at the Mansehra Press Club that the police were tipped off about the probable attack on Chan in the region after the assassination of another community member in Peshawar.  She said that the police failed to take heed of the warning which resulted in Kashi Chan being attacked and on the verge of death.

Maria khan also revealed that the transgender has received death threats and assaults after she declined sexual advances, alleging that the main suspect in the case was refused sexual favours by the victim before he sought to attack her.

The secretary general, Nadra Khan, said that the city police had placed FIR against the key suspect and his two co-conspirators however they are all on the loose.

She also asserted that the government should enact laws for the security of the transgender community members who were suffering intensifying attacks and assaults.

She stated that neither the federal nor the provincial government made any real effort in providing security to her community, adding that it was regrettable that neither the police nor the local populace tried to help when Kashi Chan was targeted at her home.

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