Islamabad: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is mired in a contemporary controversy. This time, considerations have been raised in opposition to his feedback on rape and particularly what he shared to be the trigger behind its rising circumstances. Now his ex-wife Jemima Goldsmith has additionally criticised him over his opinion.
Pakistani Prime Minister linked fahashi (vulgarity) in ladies’s apparel because the trigger resulting in elevated circumstances of sexual violence in opposition to ladies, together with rape.
When requested about what his authorities plans to do for curbing the rising sexual violence, he mentioned: “The whole concept of pardah or covering up or modesty, in Islam, is to keep the temptation in check. There are many such people in society who cannot keep their willpower in check and that it had to manifest itself in some way”.
As reported by information company IANS, he went on so as to add that “Divorce rates have gone up by as much as 70 percent due to vulgarity in the society. There are some fights that government legislation alone could not win. The society must join in”.
The comments have garnered a lot of attention with the statement being deemed ‘irresponsible’ and ‘insensitive’.
Sharing her 2 cents on the controversy, Jemima Goldsmith has called out her ex-husband for stating women’s dress and vulgarity as reasons for rising rape cases.
“Say to the believing men that they restrain their eyes and guard their private parts.” Quran 24:31. The onus is on men”, Jemima stated citing a verse from the Holy Quran.
Jemima revealed that the ‘transformation’ in his viewpoints was unexpected for her as she hoped it was a mistranslation.
“I’m hoping this is a misquote/mistranslation. The Imran I knew used to say, put a veil on the man’s eyes not on the woman,” she said.
The Pakistan premier had last year blamed obscenity and indecent scenes shown in Bollywood films, calling Indian national capital New Delhi – the rape capital of the world.
Will Imran Khan clarify his stance or apologise? Remains to be seen.