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Friday, January 11, 2013

[] digit-AL rule: Violence against women alarming in Bangladesh

digit-AL rule: Violence against women has turned to an alarming situation in Bangladesh

The incident of violence against women and children has increased manifold in the country over four-year period of the current government surpassing the previous records. School and college going female students and tender children is falling victim to brutality. The heinous event of rape has become a common incident to take place somewhere in the country on regular basis. Rapists are killing and hiding the victims after rape. Even they are burning the women alive. These human brutes are also taking obscene snapshots and video scenes of the victims forcibly and forcing the victims to sign their names on a blank sheet paper so that they cannot unleash the truth even if they want to.

Complaining to the law enforcers does not make any change. The offenders remain untouched even after logging of cases against them. No notable progress towards legal proceedings against the offenders, even if arrested any, is seen to happen. The indigent victims get bound to mediate the case and withdraw the same as a result of undue influence, threat or inducement of the well-heeled and influential people who patronize the culprits.

Nobody dares to bear witness to the oppression of women due to lack sufficient security of his/her life. Thus the heinous acts of stalking and killing are on the rise day by day.

Having raped the victims, the obscene video scenes are being aired and uploaded via mobile phones and internet with intent to humiliate victims' families. There is a strong allegation of close nexus between the policemen and the culprits in the society in this matter.

Eve-teasing and sexual harassment of women has indeed increased but there is none to care. Many of the victims are committing suicide due to their irresistible sense of shame and insult.


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