Peshawar: An organisation of eunuchs
staged a demonstration in this northwestern Pakistani city
on Wednesday to protest the case registered by police over the
alleged "marriage" between a businessman and a eunuch.
Almas Bobby, the head of a national hijra association
who joined the protest, told reporters that police had
"falsely implicated" businessman Malik Iqbal and eunuch Kashif
alias Rani in the case.
Bobby denied the reports that any marriage ceremony
had been underway when police conducted a raid and arrested
Iqbal and Rani on May 24.
Bobby said the venue raided by police was being used
to host a birthday party for Rani.
The eunuchs called on the Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court to set up a judicial inquiry to probe the matter.
The eunuchs alleged that Rani had refused to pay off
the chief of Faqirabad police station. Following this, the
police officer ordered Rani to leave the area within a week.
Iqbal, who owns the house where Rani was living, has
said the eunuch paid him the monthly rent on time and he had
no complaints against Rani.
Rani`s birthday celebration was also attended by the
father and son-in-law of Iqbal, Bobby told reporters.
Rani and Iqbal are currently in police custody.