- Jemima Goldsmith hits out at former partner, Prime Minister Imran Khan, over his controversial feedback linking rape with vulgarity.
- “The onus is on men,” Jemima says, citing a verse from Surah An-Nur of the Holy Quran.
- Laments how PM Imran Khan has modified, says, “The Imran I knew used to say, ‘Put a veil on the man’s eyes, not on the woman.'”
LONDON: Movie producer Jemima Goldsmith on Wednesday blasted her former partner, Prime Minister Imran Khan, over his controversial feedback linking the crime of rape with vulgarity.
Citing a verse from the Holy Quran, Jemima stated the onus of the horrific crime of sexual assault is “on men”.
“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.
PM Imran Khan’s former partner lamented at how he has modified over time, saying she nonetheless hopes 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 added.
Earlier this week, the Pakistani premier had linked “fahashi,” or vulgarity, with the regarding rise in circumstances of sexual violence, together with rape.
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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 in opposition to 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.
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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 throughout the ’70s. Divorce charges “have gone up by as much as 70% due to vulgarity in that society”, he had claimed.
The entire idea of pardah, or overlaying up or modesty, in Islam, is to “keep temptation in check”, the premier had stated. There are numerous such folks in society who “cannot keep their willpower in check” and that “it had to manifest itself in some way”.
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PM Imran Khan’s feedback this time round weren’t a shock since up to now too, he has failed to handle the basis of the issue, calling for bans on apps like TikTok as a result of he claimed they have been harming society’s values.
Final yr, he had stated that India’s capital, New Delhi, had change into the “rape capital of the world” because of the obscenity and indecent content material proven in Bollywood movies.