Pakistan: People protest against PM Imran Khan

Imran Khan's comments in the interview have caused a massive outrage on social media as well on roads against the misogynistic ideology.

Pakistan Prime minister Imran Khan drew criticism after he again blamed a rise in the cases of sexual violence on how a woman dresses in the country.


He said in an interview with 'Axios on HBO'. that if a woman is wearing very few clothes, it will have an impact on the men unless they are robots.


He further added "his is cultural imperialism. Whatever is acceptable in our culture, must be acceptable everywhere else. It's not."


In respond to this, women in Pakistan shared photographs of the “modest” clothing that they were wearing when they were sexually harassed, as well as shared the inappropriate behavior they have encountered even when they were conservatively dressed in traditional headscarves and shalwar kameez.


Hundreds of women and women’s rights groups, including the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan released a statement in which they were demanding an apology from their Prime Minister. For which weekend protests have been organised in the cities of Karachi and Lahore.


However, the government officials are claiming that the prime minister’s remarks have been misinterpreted, prominent female politicians and activists have publicly critised his remarks.

 

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