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Imran Khan criticised for rape 'victim blaming'

April 8, 2021 6:23 am

Human rights groups in Pakistan have accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of being a “rape apologist”.

This as 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.

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Mr Khan added “in any society where vulgarity is prevalent, there are consequences.”

Hundreds of people have signed a statement demanding an apology.

Pakistan is ranked as one of the most dangerous countries in the world for women in terms of safety and equality.

Sexual abuse, so-called :honour” killings and forced marriage are common, and criminal complaints are rarely reported to police, or seriously investigated.

 

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