No safe haven: Alesha’s vigil delayed amidst security threats

It was scheduled to take place outside LRH on Friday

Amina Khan May 28, 2016
Late trasngender Alesha. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

PESHAWAR: The vigil of slain transgender, scheduled to be held outside Lady Reading Hospital on Friday, was postponed due to threats and security issues.

Members of the transgender community, including other social activists, have been getting threat calls since Alesha’s funeral day. The SHO said the matter was being probed by the police.

Alesha's demise causes uproar in Peshawar

In remembrance

The prayer for Alesha was held at a local wedding hall where a large number of people were in attendance.

Around 1000 people attended the ritual which shows the future of humanity is not as bleak amidst increasing cases of violence, and injustices.

On the other hand, the police said the accused murderer was identified and investigations have also started against LRH staff who were partially responsible for Alesha’s death.

Transgender activist critically injured after being shot multiple times in Peshawar

Alesha was shot  multiple times and was admitted to LRH where her treatment was reportedly delayed because of the medical staff’s negligence. It took several hours for the hospital staff to decide whether to put Alesha in male compartment or in female compartment.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 28th, 2016.


I. Khan | 6 years ago | Reply In KPK it is ok to watch and enjoy boys dancing in women clothes but to kill a transgender.
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