As a working woman, I can comprehend the amount of caution we need to maintain when stepping out of our homes. Cases of rape in our country has continued to ruin the lives of countless people and the situation only seems to get worse with time. Much has been reported and suggested in detail by this daily, but we are yet to feel safe in our own city. At a time like this, I am glad that Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has decided to do something about it.
In the last month, 150 rape cases were filed in Dhaka alone. DMP recently took the initiative to identify high-risk areas in the capital in order to increase surveillance and initiate an awareness programme to help put an end to such a heinous crime. While it is reassuring to know that such steps are being taken now, it remains restricted only to the capital. I would like to see such security measures being taken nationwide so that women in every city, town and village can live in peace.
Tahera Zaman, Dhaka