Rimal Ali, Pakistan’s well known professional transgender model was lately attacked and harassed in Lahore. She revealed the name of the attacker as Jahanzeb resident of Attock.
Her head was shaved off by attacker during the incident of harassment. Ali has suspected a resident of Attock, Jahanzeb Khan, of this vile conduct.
She said in a statement revealing the name of the attacker, that, “I am being continuously oppressed so that I can be foiled from working in the showbiz. My life is in danger, so if anything happens to me, Jahanzeb should be held accountable.”
This type of harassments and attacks takes place on daily basis in our society and should be prevented with the implementation of proper law and enough legislation.
However, the attacker is still out of the hands of law. We pray for the safe endeavor of the poor victim Ali.
Ali was first featured in a 2017 music video of “Dhola”. In 7DMI, Ali can be seen performing an item number called “Saudai Saiyan”.
Being a skilled dancer and a protruding figure in Pakistan’s transgender communal, Ali made her film debut as a professional dancer and model in 2018 with “Saat Din Mohabbat”.
During an interview in 2018 about her role in 7DMI, Ali had stated that, “The first thing I wanted to be sure of when the role was presented to me was whether it makes a mockery of our community, which happens often in Bollywood and Lollywood films.”
But she was ecstatic at how delightfully the story featured a transgender character.
Ali also said that, “Directors of the film, Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi made sure to not victimize the character either, which is another trap that films often fall into”
After years of being subjected to discrimination, Pakistan’s transgender community is slowly making its way to mainstream media. But even then they are threatened and oppressed daily so that they can be prevented from progressing.
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