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Outcry in Pakistan After Imran Khan Links Rape to How Women Dress – The New York Times

Activists have accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of “baffling ignorance” and victim-blaming after he said rape cases had risen because of “vulgarity.”

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Not only does this betray a baffling ignorance of where, why, and how rape occurs, but it also lays the blame on rape survivors, the group said.
Seeking to tamp down the anger, Mr. Khans office issued a statement on Wednesday saying that the prime ministers remarks had been misrepresented.
The prime minister spoke about the societal responses and the need to put our efforts together to eliminate the menace of rape completely, the office said in the statement. Unfortunately, part of his comment,…

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