Islamabad: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is mired in a contemporary controversy. This time, considerations have been raised towards his feedback on rape and particularly what he shared to be the trigger behind its growing 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 towards ladies, together with rape.
When requested about what his authorities plans to do for curbing the growing sexual violence, he mentioned: “The entire idea of pardah or masking up or modesty, in Islam, is to maintain the temptation in test. There are lots of such folks in society who can not preserve their willpower in test and that it needed to present itself ultimately”.
As reported by information company IANS, he went on so as to add that “Divorce charges have gone up by as a lot as 70 % as a result of vulgarity within the society. There are some fights that authorities laws alone couldn’t win. The society should take part”.
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.