ASWJ wants eunuchs punished

Published: June 14, 2012
SHARES
Email
Nadra had said that the applications forms for CNICs would contain the third option of 'Khwaja sara' (transgender) along with 'male' and 'female'. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Nadra had said that the applications forms for CNICs would contain the third option of 'Khwaja sara' (transgender) along with 'male' and 'female'. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

MULTAN: 

The Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat has demanded punishment for members of the She-male Association and has accused them of spreading vulgarity in society.

Following a press conference and protest by the She-male Association on Tuesday against beating and humiliation of two of their members, Sufi Moeen, the ASWJ Muzaffargarh district president, held a press conference on Wednesday demanding the police arrest the association’s members.

Two eunuchs had registered an FIR against a landlord and his men in Mailsi for trying to rape them and shaving their heads on Monday night. They said they were having a birthday party, when the men broke into their house and victimised them.

Sufi Moeen said that the eunuchs were “involved in shameful acts” and the men had gone to stop them.

He alleged that what the She-male Association called a birthday party was a mehndi celebration of eunuch and a landlord. He said several residents of the area had complained about their “activities”.

He also demanded the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take a suo motu notice of “such shameful activities”.

She-male Association Punjab chairperson Shahana Shani denied the allegation and said that they had taken permission from the District Coordination Officer Tahir Khursheed for the birthday ceremony. She said rituals like ubtan, mehndi and dances were a part of their community’s traditions at birthday parties. Some Jamaat-i-Islami members also demanded action against the She-male Association.

Published In The Express Tribune, June 14th, 2012. 

Facebook Conversations

Reader Comments (23)

  • Ordinary Villager
    Jun 14, 2012 - 10:07AM

    For some Morality is Empathy and for some Morality is Materialism. In Pakistan Morality is Materialism. According to most of my compatriots Clothing reflects morality but i have no idea why no one who came in this world are born Moral and all are Born in an immoral or albeit immoral ( naked) manner according to the definition of my fellow countrymen.

    Recommend

  • xYz!!
    Jun 14, 2012 - 10:29AM

    She said rituals like ubtan, mehndi and dances were a part of their community’s traditions at birthday parties. …hain?? since when!?

    Recommend

  • zehra
    Jun 14, 2012 - 10:33AM

    is this what we need? with so many isses which are more important like national security edication health, ecnomy inflation terrrorism corruption is this even quarter of its importance?aswj get a life!!

    Recommend

  • Tahmina
    Jun 14, 2012 - 10:36AM

    Perhaps The Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat needs to find find better things to do with their time and useless workers. They are trying to punish the eunuchs who are victimized by the entire society. Breaking into someone’s home is against the law not having a birthday party. Eunuchs on the other hand claim that mullas attempted to rape them, they need protection from religious zealouts in fcat the entire country does.

    Recommend

  • Ahmed HM
    Jun 14, 2012 - 10:41AM

    I need to clarify a few things which ET never shows. CJ specifically took action for the rights of transgenders. Furthermore, one should ensure that this community is not involved in prostitution.

    I watched a program on ARY, ‘Sar-e-Aam’ about the funeral of a transsexual that passed away. The cause of her death was an STD, and STDs come from unprotected contacts.

    So, please do not try to give a false image to the claim of ASWJ.

    Recommend

  • Dr. Asad Sadick, Germany
    Jun 14, 2012 - 10:53AM

    Well said.

    Recommend

  • A J Khan
    Jun 14, 2012 - 10:55AM

    Let them live. Transgender are the sufferers and most affected people. Molvies have declared war on every segment of society for one or the other reason. They should learn to live in harmony with the creations of God.

    Recommend

  • Ahmer Ali
    Jun 14, 2012 - 11:14AM

    And what about heresies ASWJ is spreading in the society on the name of religion and religious customs????????

    Recommend

  • Pr0udPakistani
    Jun 14, 2012 - 11:23AM

    Eunuchs are the most neglected and ill-treated segment of our society. No body wants to give them jobs but everyone wants them live a normal life. How can that be possible? They are also human beings and they need food, shelter and respect like all of us. The only jobs they can do is either dance in birthdays or weddings, become a begger or sell themselves on the streets. Now if they have formed a group to raise their voice then they have every right to do it after many years of suffering.

    For religious parties in Pakistan, the best solution to a problem is either declare it un-Islamic or blame it for spreading vulgarity in the society but they don’t have any concrete solution. I strongly believe that Islam is the only religion that offers solution to every problem being it personal, social or political.

    What if I say all religious parties should be banned as they are spreading hatred and violence in the society??

    Recommend

  • Musings
    Jun 14, 2012 - 11:51AM

    Interesting how ASWJ has rather opted for holding a ‘press conference’. This from an organization which carries out wanton killings of anyone and everyone who is opposed them. Why, you don’t wonder? Backlash. The international community may speak up against ASWJ’s violent action which the latter doesn’t want at this stage.

    Recommend

  • Dr. Asad Sadick, Germany
    Jun 14, 2012 - 12:36PM

    If the ASWJ is not in a position or is incapable of respecting the feelings of fellow Pakistanis, then they should be banned and banished. Is this their teaching? Islam never taught us this animale type behaviour.

    Recommend

  • sami
    Jun 14, 2012 - 12:44PM

    Society does not accept them, and give them that role. Now why people cry that they are doing something wrong. First do something for their rehabilitation and then make them accountable.

    Recommend

  • AJB
    Jun 14, 2012 - 12:51PM

    @Ahmed HM:
    This is no banana republic, it is a country with laws. in no way any organization or group is entitled to breach the privacy of people and try to be the Judges and executioners at the same time on self proclaimed grounds. the acts of both ASWJ and trans genders can not be justified, if committed, for any reason. plus ASWJ has already created a false image for themselves by breaching privacy of people, in eyes of decent and law abiding people, for which they have no right. further, it is not duty of individuals to ensure that this community or anyone else is involved in prostitution, rather the state has this responsibity. the people who use them or otherwise committ prostitution also hail from our society and government should take notice not me, not you. not ASWJ or any other group.

    Regards,

    Recommend

  • Naveed Javed
    Jun 14, 2012 - 1:11PM

    And what’s their fault if they are born so?

    Recommend

  • HoneyBee
    Jun 14, 2012 - 2:13PM

    does these mullah took permission for their sermon on loud speaker at odd time disturbing the students studies & poor patients rest . . .????

    Recommend

  • Saad Siddiqui
    Jun 14, 2012 - 3:03PM

    @Ahmed HM:

    ASWJ only sees the “immoral” activities and prostitution of Eunuchs ? Just because eunuchs are powerless and they dont have any influence in politics , Why dont they call for arrest of High society people , and elite classes or underground clubs which are also involved in immoral activities ? Just because ASWJ dont have guts to speak out against them so they are expressing their baseless propaganda against the poor and powerless community !

    Recommend

  • Its (still) Econonmy Stupid
    Jun 14, 2012 - 3:38PM

    Another case of minority prosecution. It is nothing but attempt to purify land of pure.

    Recommend

  • Jun 14, 2012 - 7:37PM

    Ordinary Villager must explain the assertion that “Morality is Empathy”. I suspect it will harder to explain or defend than to type out and post.

    Recommend

  • Noise
    Jun 14, 2012 - 7:53PM

    ASWJ has got to be the most destructive organization ever created. It simply cant survive without persecuting somebody. Its like they feel if they’re not persecuting anyone then they have no purpose. A den of bullies all of them.

    Recommend

  • Jani
    Jun 14, 2012 - 10:09PM

    Eunuchs are as human as all of us, they are different not because they wanted that way, it’s Allah’s wish n so be it. They have right to have their own ASWJ or for that matter any other organization they wish. Being the citizen of Pakistan they must enjoy their right as anyone else. Yes, it’s important public/private sectors organization should help them in education n jobs n in politics as well. Question of morality, ethics, immoral activities n what not, Mullah’s should be the last ones to comment or criticize, they should evaluate their own graph of moralities n immoral activities.

    Recommend

  • Soho
    Jun 14, 2012 - 10:58PM

    @Ahmed HM:
    Does having an STD prove that this person was involved in prostitution? Or it’s by default?

    Recommend

  • Jun 14, 2012 - 11:29PM

    Vulgarity??? The Mullahs spread hatred and use and abuse Islam for their own benefit and now this minority is being picked on? Come Pakistanis wake up and rise up to the vulgarityof Mullahism Recommend

  • Jun 15, 2012 - 12:04AM

    ASWJ has links to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. It makes them a terrorist organization besides just being bigoted.

    How can they hold such blatant public press conferences of hate?

    Recommend

More in Pakistan