LONDON/KARACHI: British screenwriter and documentary producer Jemima Goldsmith on Wednesday known as out her ex-husband, Prime Minister Imran Khan, for linking sexual abuse to vulgarity.
“The onus is on men,” she wrote on Twitter, sharing a Daily Mail story headlined, ‘Pakistan PM Imran Khan blames how girls gown for rise in rape circumstances.’
Jemima, who does not mince phrases and has all the time been to the purpose, blasted her former partner by citing a verse from the Holy Quran that orders males to “restrain their eyes” underneath the idea of pardah.
“Say to the believing men that they restrain their eyes and guard their private parts,” she wrote on Twitter, citing the verse from Surah An-Nur.
In one other tweet, Jemima lamented how her ex-husband appeared to have undergone a change by way of his viewpoints, saying she nonetheless hoped that it was “a misquote/ mistranslation”.
“The Imran I knew used to say, ‘Put a veil on the man’s eyes not on the woman’,” she mentioned.
‘Sex, medication and rock ‘n roll’
Earlier this week, the Pakistani premier had linked “fahashi,” or vulgarity, with the regarding rise in circumstances of sexual violence, together with rape.
His feedback got here throughout a session whereby he was taking calls from the general public when a citizen had requested what the PTI authorities deliberate to do within the gentle of rising incidents of sexual violence, particularly towards youngsters.
PM Imran Khan had responded by shifting blame, saying there have been some fights that governments and laws alone couldn’t win and that the society should be a part of within the combat.
He had additionally reiterated his prior stance about his go to to the UK, saying the “sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll” tradition was taking off there through the ’70s. Divorce charges “have gone up by as much as 70% due to vulgarity in that society”, he had claimed.
Men ‘can’t hold their willpower in examine’
The complete idea of pardah, or overlaying up or modesty, in Islam, is to “keep temptation in check”, the premier had mentioned. There are many such folks in society who “cannot keep their willpower in check” and that “it had to manifest itself in some way”.
PM Imran Khan’s feedback this time round weren’t a shock since previously too, he has failed to handle the foundation of the issue, calling for bans on apps like TikTok as a result of he claimed they have been harming society’s values.
Last 12 months, he had mentioned that India’s capital, New Delhi, had change into the “rape capital of the world” as a result of obscenity and indecent content material proven in Bollywood movies.
It was additionally underneath PM Imran Khan’s authorities that Lahore’s former high cop, Umar Sheikh, had blamed the survivor of the Lahore motorway gang-rape case for going via the route that she selected, saying she ought to have checked her petrol tank earlier than getting on the mentioned route.
The Lahore motorway gang-rape case had led to Pakistan-wide protests, calling for Khan’s PTI-led authorities to step up and take correct motion towards the rampant sexual misconduct.