“Onus Is On Men”: Imran Khan’s Ex-Wife, Others Hit Back After Rape Remark

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'Onus Is On Men': Imran Khan's Ex-Wife, Others Hit Back After Rape Remark

Pakistan rights campaigners accused Imran Khan of “baffling ignorance”. (File)

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s ex-wife was amongst a number of of these at present who joined in slamming the PM after he blamed how girls costume for an increase in rape circumstances.

In a weekend interview on dwell tv, Mr Khan had mentioned that a rise in rapes indicated the “penalties in any society the place vulgarity is on the rise”.

“The incidents of rape of girls… (have) really very quickly elevated in society,” he mentioned and suggested girls to cowl as much as forestall temptation.

British filmmaker Jemima Goldsmith, who was married to Mr Khan from 1995 to 2004, shared a report with the PM’s remarks on Twitter and wrote: “‘Say to the believing males that they restrain their eyes and guard their non-public elements.’ Quran 24:31. The onus is on males.”

Her tweet has been shared and preferred by hundreds, who joined her in condemning the Pakistani PM.

Nonetheless, she added: “I am hoping this can be a misquote/ mistranslation. The Imran I knew used to say, ‘Put a veil on the person’s eyes not on the girl.'”

Through the dwell telecast, Mr Khan had mentioned: “This whole idea of purdah is to keep away from temptation, not everybody has the willpower to keep away from it,” he mentioned, utilizing a time period that may consult with modest costume or the segregation of the sexes.

Quickly, Pakistan rights campaigners accused the PM of “baffling ignorance”. Tons of have signed an announcement circulating on-line calling his feedback “factually incorrect, insensitive and harmful”.

“Fault rests solely with the rapist and the system that allows the rapist, together with a tradition fostered by statements reminiscent of these made by (Khan),” the assertion mentioned.

The Human Rights Fee of Pakistan, an unbiased rights watchdog, mentioned it was “appalled” by the feedback.

The Pak PM additionally talked about India throughout his interview and mentioned that when Bollywood began adopting Hollywood, the identical state of affairs developed there. “Delhi is named the rape capital,” he added.

He additionally blamed divorce charges in Britain on the “intercourse, medicine and rock and roll” tradition that started within the 1970s.

Pakistan frequently ranks among the many worst locations on the earth for gender equality. Nationwide protests erupted final 12 months when a police chief admonished a gang-rape sufferer for driving at evening and not using a male companion.

(With inputs from AFP)

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