Human rights minister calls for curbs in youth ‘to teach them a lesson’

Human rights minister calls for curbs in youth ‘to teach them a lesson’

Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari has called for the imposition of curbs on the youth “to teach them a lesson” and to hold them accountable for violence against women.

The above remarks were made during a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights, wherein the committee had been presented with the report on the Minar-e-Pakistan incident.

Mazari suggested imposing restrictions on youngsters and said that a certain time slot would be designated for women at parks.

“Why are restrictions being imposed on women?” she questioned, adding that restrictions needed to be placed on men, not women.

“It has been observed that most of the problems are caused by the youth. Curbs should be imposed on them to teach the youth a lesson,” she said.

The minister also took exception to Senator Abida Azeem’s remarks, who stated that women should not venture out of the house alone. “Such incidents will happen when a women ventures out alone, which should not happen,” Azeem said.

Mazari responded by saying: “You can’t say that it is the woman’s fault. [By that logic] you should also tell men not to leave the house alone.”

She said that the Constitution gave equal rights to all citizens. We cannot say that a woman can only leave the house when she is accompanied by a man, the minister said.

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