04:23 PM, December 30, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:45 PM, December 30, 2018

Women barred to vote in Noakhali, Ctg

Women in Noakhali-4 and Chattogram-2 constituencies alleged that ruling party men barred them from casting votes and harassed them physically.

In Noakhali-4, in front of Kallyan Pouro High School in Sadar, ruling party men barred a few women around 8:30am, our correspondent reports.

“The men told us that they will only let us cast our votes to Awami League,” the women said. “They also scuffled with us to not let us vote.”

In Chattogram-2 constituency, at Moddho Doulotpur Government Primary School polling centre of Fatikchori area, around 20-30 women alleged that ruling party men were bothering them as they were waiting in line to cast votes around 11:00 am.

“They also tried to bar us from getting out of our homes, but we managed to reach the centre, and tried to drive us away,” one of the voters said.

The Daily Star is not revealing the names of any of the voters because of their security.

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