Transgender activist Kami Sid accused of rape

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Social media was rife with rape allegations against transgender activist Kami Sid, on Wednesday.

The controversy began when a social media user, Minahil Baloch, said that people should not support those who were accused of rape even if they made it to Cannes.

Kami Sid’s movie Rani which is based on her life, will be screened at Cannes Film Festival 2019.

Rani showases Kami’s life as a transgender in Karachi who sells toys for a living and adopts a cast-off boy.

Minahil Baloch later shared screenshots from her conversation allegedly with Kami Sid, in which the transgender is claiming that Baloch defamed her.

“With a heavy heart, I’m writing this, that I am being threatened by trans model Kami Sid for making a post about something where i haven’t named anyone,” she wrote in a tweet. “While the community is marginalized itself, everyone should be held accountable for their actions regardless of their gender.”

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With a heavy heart, I’m writing this, that i am being threatened by trans model kami sid for making a post about something where i haven’t named anyone, while the community is marginalized itself, everyone should be held accountable for their actions regardless of their gender. pic.twitter.com/rb1FXzH4oV

— anita/minahil (@surkhminahil) May 22, 2019

Minahil Baloch claimed that if anything happened to her then Kami Sid should be held respondible for it.

Another activist Shumaila Hussain Shahani said that Kami’s boyfriend Sid was nominated in the murder FIR of the victim she had allegedly raped.

“The transwoman who accused Kami and her boyfriend Sid of rape was 18 or 19 when she died few months ago (FIR of her murder nominates victim’s boyfriend for murder), and was 14 at the time of commission of the offense of rape. This news is PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE,” she wrote on Facebook.

“The victim/survivor had complained of rape to her guru who had then confronted Kami and called in Bindiya for mediation/help in confronting Kami. Kami admitted to having paid compensation in the sums of 10 to 15k to the guru of the transwoman. Kami calls it kharcha, the guru of the victim/survivor calls it compensation for rape,” she wrote on Facebook.

Another activist, Mohammad Moiz, backed the narrative of the victim and said that the transwoman had narrated him the ordeal that she went at the hands of Kami and her boyfriend, Sid.

He claimed that the transwoman told him that Kami and Sid had both raped the transwoman. The transwoman was ‘visibly raped’ and had two concurrent STDs, it was noted, after she was checked by a doctor.

“I am DONE being quiet. This is the Kami Sid rape case. The original post contains links to the other threads. As an assault survivor myself, I am done being quiet. We have to look inwards in our own small circles and fix them. Otherwise we are just complicit,” wrote Moiz.

Kami Sid spoke to The Express Tribune and denied all rape allegations. Kami said that she would not reply to the accusations without contacting her lawyer.

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