Acting FSC Chief Justice Dr Syed Muhammad Anwer and Justice Khadim Hussain on Friday announced the reserved verdict on a set of petitions challenging the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act 2018.
The Shariat court declared that Section 2(f) (definition of ‘gender identity’), Section 2(n)(iii) (definition of ‘Transgender Person’), Section 3 (recognition of the identity of a transgender person), and Section 7 (right to inherit) of the act were against the injunctions of the Holy Quran and Sunnah.
Socialite and designer Maria B was the happiest person as she released a video addressing the decision on her personal instagram. “”The Islamic Shariat Court ruled out that Transgender is an un-Islamic concept… This bill protects the rights of intersex people… This will protect the family system and the Islamic way of life.”
Fashion designer Maria B lauded the Federal Shariat Court decision which states that the rules formed under the Transgender Act 2018 are un-Islamic. The ruling also clarified that a gender remains the same as it is at the time of birth, adding no one can change their gender based… pic.twitter.com/LeSS3aghiO
— Dialogue Pakistan (@DialoguePak) May 19, 2023
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