Musician Rohail Hyatt Backs PM Imran Over Rape, Modesty Controversy

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

08th Apr, 2021. 08:39 pm
Rohail Hyatt PM Imran Controversy

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent remarks for increasing rape cases in the society have brought storm all over social media as people are calling out the premier for linking physical abuse to indecency.

PM Imran made these comments during a session wherein he was taking calls from the public when a citizen had asked what the PTI government planned to do in the light of rising incidents of sexual violence, especially against children.

To which the Prime Minister had said that the spread of ‘obscenity’ has an effect on society and is the reason for rising sexual assault cases.

He said that these cases cannot be fought only legally, these wars have to be fought by the society together.

“When Bollywood started adopting Hollywood, there were situations where Delhi is now being called the rap capital,” he added.

The Prime Minister had said that “behind the veil orders in religion is the same philosophy to protect the family system.”

PM Imran added, “In any society where vulgarity is prevalent, there are consequences.”

However, his point of view regarding widespread “temptation” by how women dress, has triggered many human rights organizations and hundreds of individuals as they demand an apology by the premier.

With many criticizing the Prime Minister, there are some people backing him saying “his words have been taken out of context and a big ruckus has been created”.

Pakistan’s music producer Rohail Hyatt in his tweet said, “I believe @ImranKhanPTI words have been taken out of context and a big ruckus created by the so-called champions of Freedom and Liberty. He’s clearly condemning rape and giving a message that going out of the boundaries of modesty invites trouble and who can deny this fact?”

“Modesty is not an extreme. It’s a centred concept if one should want to contemplate the idea. I’d advise people to try to bring themselves to the middle ground and not get caught up with the play of either ‘extremists’. Just watch the mud fly by and duck when necessary,” he added.

Earlier, a statement issued by the HRCP said, “This is unacceptable behaviour on the part of a public leader.”

Describing the PM’s statement as defamatory, the statement said “Not only does this betray a baffling ignorance of where, why and how rape occurs, but it also lays the blame on rape survivors, who, as the government must know, can range from young children to victims of honour crimes.”

“We demand an immediate apology and renewed commitment on the government’s part to tackling rape as it should — as an act of violence, of power,” the HRCP said.

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