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Outdoor walks insecure for women now : BNP


Expressing concern over the recent frequent sexual harassment on women, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Sunday said there is no security for women’s movement outdoors, agencies report.  “Now there is no security for movement of mothers and daughters in the streets. Incident of violation of Garo girl stunned us as the scar of Pahela Baishakh sexual assault on women still remain uncured. The incident is shameful for the country,” said BNP spokesman Dr Asaduzzaman Ripon at a press briefing at BNP Nayapaltan Central Office.

The BNP international affairs secretary said the ‘cultural of impunity’ has been established as culprits could not be arrested and brought to justice even many days after the incidents. Criticizing the government’s role over the violation of Garo women, he said they hoped that the government would take prompt action, but did not. On Thursday night, a 22-year-old ethnic minority community girl was gang-raped in a moving microbus after being picked up at Kuril Biswa road in the capital.

Earlier on April 14, some rowdy youths assaulted several women sexually at  Suhrawardy Udyan gate near DhakaUniversity’s TSC during the celebration of the Bengali New Year. Coming down heavily on the government’s role in stopping illegal migration through sea channels, Asaduzzaman Ripon said due to lack employment in the country, thousands of innocent Bangladeshis are now waiting for hours before death in the seabed being allured by job-prospects. Mass graves of Bangladesh job-seekers have been detected in several South East Asian countries, he added.

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