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All transgenders should be killed, asserts Pakistan reality show contestant

Aspiring model says she hates hijras and if she ever gave birth to a transgender child, would ‘finish’ it.

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24th August 2013 19:06

Alessia Valenza

Pakistan’s LGBT community watched in shocked silence as a young woman who appeared on a reality show popular with the young said she hated transgenders and all transgenders should be killed as they were useless and a burden on society.

The woman, identified by her first name Mariam, appeared on ARV Musik channel’s “Living on the edge: Kon hai risk taker” (Who will take the risk?) show.

Asked by the host to name what she hated, the woman, dressed in a pair of jeans and a white shirt instead of the tradition salwar-kameez to indicate she was modern and progressive, said she hated “hijras”.

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