Khan blamed “fahashi” (vulgarity) for the rise of rape and sexual violence within the nation. Khan additionally spoke of faith and the idea of ‘purdah’ in Islam. It’s to take away “temptation” from society as a result of “not everybody has willpower”, he had stated.
His feedback drew sharp reactions from rights campaigners in addition to British filmmaker Jemima Goldsmith, who was married to Khan from 1995 to 2004. “Say to the believing males that they restrain their eyes and guard their personal components: Quran 24:31. The onus is on males,” she wrote on Twitter. Goldsmith added, “I’m 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 lady’.”
“Say to the believing males that they restrain their eyes and guard their personal components.” Quran 24:31
The onus is on males. https://t.co/StkKE3HIPM
— Jemima Goldsmith (@Jemima_Khan) April 7, 2021
Her tweet has been shared by hundreds who, too, condemned the Pakistan PM’s statements.
Pakistan rights campaigners have accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of “baffling ignorance”.
A whole bunch have signed a press release circulating on-line on Wednesday calling Khan’s feedback “factually incorrect, insensitive and harmful”.
“Fault rests solely with the rapist and the system that permits the rapist, together with a tradition fostered by statements reminiscent of these made by (Khan),” the assertion learn.
The Human Rights Fee of Pakistan, an impartial rights watchdog, stated on Tuesday that it was “appalled” by the feedback.
“Not solely does this betray a baffling ignorance of the place, why and the way rape happens, but it surely additionally lays the blame on rape survivors, who, as the federal government should know, can vary from younger youngsters to victims of honour crimes,” it stated.
Khan additionally stated that related issues are occurring in India after the movie trade began taking inspiration from Hollywood. “Delhi has now turn out to be a rape capital,” he added.