When women ask to reclaim their space, this is what they mean- they should not have to step out of their house hoping and praying that they are not attacked for the simple reason of stepping out of their house. Sadly, we are daily reminded of how women in this country are not safe. While talking about the current situation of the country, Maulana Tariq Jameel shares his views on the ongoing rape epidemic.
The tragic Lahore motorway rape case highlighted how deeply entrenched shame culture, victim-blaming, and misogyny is in our society. It is beyond anyone to understand the pain that the victim had to go through during such a brutal act of barbarism.
On September 9, a mother of two was dragged to the nearest bushes and gang-raped by two men on the Lahore-Sialkot motorway while she was seeking help due to out of petrol in her car at the linked road near Gojra. The accused not only tortured her but also raped her in front of her children.
While talking on the issue, Maulana Tariq in a video expresses his deep condolences to the subject matter. Having no words to describe his abhorrence on the recent incident, he says that the authorities should take strict action against the criminals.
In the video, Maulana Tariq also blames the co-education for encouraging obscenity.
Netizens raise questions over Maulana Tariq’s comments on co-education
According to Maulana Tariq, co-education gives birth to the corrupt minds in our society. As he says in the video, “When the petrol and fire are put together, how can you not expect a fire to set?”
In addition to this, the religious scholar believes that the government should change laws and give exemplary punishment to sex offenders. However, some people seem to be enraged by Maulana’s point of view.
The juxtaposition of ‘aag aur petrol’ comes under fire
Can someone educate Mr. Tariq Jameel on how most rapists around Pakistan didn’t even go to school, let alone co-education schools before he goes on about his insensitive mullah-pana? And no, men and women are not petrol and aag. These are human beings with brain and feel.— Fatima Shah (@FatimaShah95) September 18, 2020
Ok, but why petrol and fire are allowed through social contract to collide together for the whole life. If that is the case tariq jameel sb!!!— Farman Ali Abbasi (@IAmFarmanAli) September 18, 2020
Mtlb kuch bhi !!!
Why is it always the ‘behayai’ of women that get blamed but not the men?
Maulana Tariq Jameel in his ‘condemnation’ video calls the motorway incident “behayai” and blames co-education for spreading behayai.
What a massive, massive disservice to every girl, boy that was raped by their own fathers, brothers, further family and strangers that never even saw school. What a massive disservice to every kid that was raped and abused inside mosques and all sorts of places of worship. https://t.co/9tHQLnCs25— faizan (@Broiler_Choocha) September 18, 2020
اور جو مدارس میں ہوتا ہے؟ https://t.co/zExyeRk9vj— Amber Rahim Shamsi (@AmberRShamsi) September 18, 2020
One social media user also brought up the fact how despite segregated education in madrasas, some molvis rape children.
I just want to ask Maulana Shahb, what about the times Molvis harass children in Madrassah? When they are gonna be held accountable for their actions? When are you going to address that issue?— A (@AimenToqeer) September 18, 2020
Ps. I’ve seen the whole video as well. https://t.co/MTUekx63I3
Maddrasson main sirf LERKAY perhtay hain or apke maulvi unka rape kertay hain. I am done with these people. https://t.co/iknx0vDVO2— خنشاء (@Khaaksaar__k) September 18, 2020
While on the other hand, a segment of society agrees with the Maulana Tariq
Man i can't judge Maulana Tariq Jameel by his one statement, he's right in many ways and wrong too, you guys are just mixing up his statements regarding co education and rapes. Just look at yourself before pointing others.— Marwah. 🇵🇰 (@Marwayyy_y) September 18, 2020
Sach karwa he hota ha!— Shamsher Ali Khan Niazi 🇵🇰 (@shamsherniazi01) September 18, 2020
Nothing wrong said by Maulana Tariq Jameel sahb https://t.co/IeIYIzu1Ee