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Transgender Activists in Pakistan Vow to Fight Islamic Court Ruling and Appeal to Supreme Court for Protection of Rights

Transgender activists in Pakistan are challenging a ruling from the Federal Shariat Court that struck down several provisions of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, a landmark law passed in 2018 to secure the fundamental rights of transgender Pakistanis. Human rights groups have condemned the ruling and called on the government to take action to protect transgender rights. Activists are now appealing to the Supreme Court of Pakistan in the hopes of overturning the ruling and restoring the protections of the Act.