Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan continues to blame women and what they wear for the rising incidents of rape in his country.
"Disappointing and frankly sickening to see PM Imran Khan repeat his victim-blaming regarding reasons for sexual violence in Pakistan," tweeted Reema Omer, Legal Advisor, South Asia, International Commission of Jurists, reported India Today.
A few months ago, the cricketer-turned-politician had said that vulgarity was to blame for the rise in cases of sexual violence in Pakistan.
In an interview on live television, PM Imran Khan said, "This entire concept of purdah is to avoid temptation.
Meanwhile, human rights groups in Pakistan have accused Imran Khan of being a ‘rape apologist’ after he blamed a rise in sexual assault cases on how women dress.
Journalists, especially women scribes, across Pakistan have slammed Khan for his remarks that women's dress code is the real reason or motive for rape.
Earlier, too, Imran had blamed ‘fahashi’ (vulgarity) for rise in rape and sexual violence instead of the deteriorating law and order situation in the country. »