GIA president Bindya Rana said the TV host had violated laws protecting privacy. She said the TV host had not sought permission to enter private property, and had not obtained consent of the transgenders she interviewed to show their faces on television. Rana said she had unfairly blamed them for the spread of HIV in Pakistan. She also demanded that the chief justice of Pakistan should take suo motu notice of the matter.
Hundreds of people representing the civil society showed their solidarity with the struggle of transgender persons at the demonstration.