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Outrage after Pakistan PM Imran Khan links rise in rape cases with how women dress

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A controversy has erupted after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan blamed a rise in sexual assault cases on how women dress, AFP reported.

On Tuesday, during a live television interview, Khan had advised women to cover up to prevent temptation. He claimed that an increase in rape cases was among “consequences in any society where vulgarity is on the rise”.

The Pakistani leader was responding to a question about the steps taken by his government to prevent rape and sexual assault cases. After denouncing crimes against women and children, he said that sexual violence was a result of “increasing obscenity”, adding it was a product of Bollywood, the West and Hollywood movies, reported the BBC.