Rapes in Pakistan: – Complaints about lightly dressed women

Former cricket star and now Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is in dire straits these days after making a controversial statement accusing women of raping very few people. It writes The Guardian.

The statement came as a whole interview, where journalist Jonathan Swan asked the Prime Minister about the ongoing wave of rapes in Pakistan. To which Khan replied:

– If a woman wears very little clothing, then it can affect how the man looks at her, unless he is a robot. It is widely known, says the Prime Minister during the interview.

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Requires apology

The allegation has provoked strong reactions in the country, and several women’s rights activists in the country are now demanding that Khan make a public apology.

Especially because he has not elaborated on what he means by “women wearing little clothes”, in a country where large parts of the female population wear conservative traditional garments.

Several demonstrations are being held in the country, and this weekend several demonstrations have been organized in the cities of Karachi and Lahore.

Blocks dating apps

Blocks dating apps



Activist groups in the country say it is dangerous for the prime minister to make such a statement, because it strengthens the general perception that women are “knowing” victims, and men are “helpless” perpetrators.

In a statement, which is published on Twitter, says politician Maryam Nawaz, who is also the daughter of the former prime minister of the country, that Khan is a person who makes excuses for rape, and that people who validate rape have the same mindset as the perpetrator.

This picture taken on June 23, 2021 shows activists of civil society taking part in a protest demanding an apology from prime minister Imran Khan after he linked the rise in rape cases on women wearing "very few clothes", in Islamabad. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP)

This picture taken on June 23, 2021 shows activists of civil society taking part in a protest demanding an apology from prime minister Imran Khan after he linked the rise in rape cases on women wearing “very few clothes”, in Islamabad. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP)
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Stated ex-wife

Earlier this year, the prime minister also issued a statement urging women to cover up to prevent rape. Then there were also strong reactions from women’s rights groups who thought he was ignorant, according to The Guardian.

Following this statement earlier this year, his media team insisted that Khan had been misinterpreted because he spoke the national language Urdu.

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In a recent interview with journalist Jonathan Swan, Swan asked what he meant by his earlier statement about rape victims. Then Khan replied that it was just nonsense, and that he actually referred to the Muslim concept “purdah” which means that women should avoid temptations from society.

Khan’s ex-wife, Jemima Goldsmith, has also reacted to the statement about women’s clothing from her ex-husband. It writes the Indian newspaper India Today.

In a Twitter post, she states that she is upset that Khan places the blame on the women’s clothing.

‘And again. Sigh », Goldsmith writes on Twitter.

Worst in the world

In Pakistan, rape victims are often considered insane and the cases are rarely investigated by the police in the country.

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One of the reasons is that the culture is characterized by a culture of honor, where women who inflict shame on the family can be exposed to violence or, in the worst case, murder.

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Charged with ordering the murder of his wife



The country also tops the lists as one of the worst countries in the world when it comes to gender equality.

In the World Economic Forum’s annual ranking of gender equality, Pakistan ranks 153rd out of 156 countries, in the global report on gender differences from 2021.