PAKISTAN PRIME MINISTER IMRAN KHAN CRITICISED FOR RAPE ‘VICTIM BLAMING’
Written by wave FM on April 8, 2021
Human rights groups in Pakistan have accused Prime Minister IMRAN KHAN of being a “rape apologist” after he blamed a rise in sexual assault cases on how women dress.
During a live television interview, he advised women to cover up to prevent temptation, but added that in any society where vulgarity is prevalent, there are consequences.
After denouncing crimes against women and children, he said that sexual violence was a result of “increasing obscenity”, adding it was a product of India, the West and Hollywood movies.
Hundreds of people have signed a statement demanding an apology.
Edited by Chinwendu Nwani