Web Desk – April 07, 2021
Says the Imran she knew used to say “put a veil on the man’s eyes not on the woman”
By now, many in Pakistan have taken exception to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s remarks on the causes of sexual violence and rape, terming them factually incorrect, insensitive and dangerous.
International media has also picked up on the premier’s comments linking the incidence of rape to obscenity and women’s modesty, and one article has caught the eye of Jemima Goldsmith, the ex-wife of Imran Khan.
UK’s MailOnline ran the news with the headline Pakistan PM Imran Khan blames how women dress for rise in rape cases and says ‘not everyone has the willpower to avoid it’, to which Jemima tweeted:
“I’m hoping this is a misquote/mistranslation. The Imran I knew used to say, ‘Put a veil on the man’s eyes not on the woman’.”
“Say to the believing men that they restrain their eyes and guard their private parts." Quran 24:31
The onus is on men. https://t.co/StkKE3HIPM
— Jemima Goldsmith (@Jemima_Khan) April 7, 2021
Then she quoted a verse [24:30] from the Holy Quran: “Say to the believing ‘men’ that they restrain their eyes and guard their private parts. That is purer for them. Surely, Allah is well aware of what they do.”
“The onus is on men,” she wrote.