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Mass protests in Pakistan after police hold woman responsible for rape

September 13, 2020

Pakistani capitals this weekend saw massive demonstrations against the gang rape of a woman and the subsequent attitude of the authorities who blamed the victim for the events.

Thousands of people demonstrated in various parts of Pakistan’s geography this Saturday, such as Lahore, Islamabad, Quetta, Karachi and Hyderabad to protest impunity for sexual assault, harassment and demand for justice after a woman was raped this one Wednesday in front of their children.

The protests sparked after Lahore Police Chief Umer Sheikh blamed the victim for his own rape, claiming he should not have left home at night and driven down a deserted road.

Mass protests in Pakistan after police hold woman responsible for rapeMass protests in Pakistan after police hold woman responsible for rape

On Wednesday evening, two people pulled a woman and her children out of their car on a freeway in the northeastern city of Lahore, raped and robbed them.

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