Published: April 27, 2020 10:30:40 in the morning
Even when the world struggles to conceive corona virus infection, a Pakistani cleric has blamed their “woman’s mistakes” and “disrespectful actions” for pandemic which has infected millions of people worldwide so far, Dawn reports. Maulana Tariq Jameel made a statement during a prayer meeting on television in front of the Prime Minister Imran Khan.
According to Pakistani daily, the cleric condemned women for dancing and how they dressed, saying that this was an “impolite act” which had “brought the wrath of the Almighty to the country”. He hasn’t issued an apology in this matter.
“Obscenity and nudity are the reasons behind God’s wrath in the form of a coronavirus,” Maulana Jamil, who has many followers in Pakistan, was quoted as saying by PTI.
“Who made my nation’s daughter dance. Their dresses are getting shorter. God sends his anger when obscenity is common in society. “
The cleric’s statement sparked a storm between Pakistani politicians and on social media, with leaders from Pakistan’s Tehreek-i-Insaf in power taking “ignorance about a pandemic or misogynist mindset”.
Some of them also raised bets against Khan for remaining silent on this issue.
The cleric was also angered by the Pakistan Human Rights Commission (HRCP) for his “inexplicable” statement.
Heading to Twitter, the agency said, “The HRCP was shocked by Maulana Tariq Jamil’s recent statement that inexplicably correlates the ‘politeness’ of women with the Covid pandemic19. Such open objectification is unacceptable and, when broadcast on public television. , only adds to the hatred of women in society.
Nida Aly, Asma Jahangir Legal Aid cell director, said while women who were locked up needed security from the community, “The government expelled Tariq Jamil on a widely broadcast television program that not only objectified women but stated them and their individualistic actions to bring the wrath of God and punishment. in the form of COVID-19. “
Pakistan has registered more than 13,000 Covid-19 cases and more than 250 related deaths to date.
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