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12:00 AM, May 13, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, May 13, 2019

Letters to the Editor

Ensuring safety for women and children

Despite Bangladesh progressing in various sectors, it is failing to provide adequate security for women. Whenever we open our newspapers or scroll through our newsfeeds on social media, we see the brutal severity of the situation. There is a new name every day, with no age group being immune to the barbarism of sexual violence.

According to a recen treport published by The Daily Star, 41 children were raped in 8 days. Statistics like these make one think twice about the competence of our law and its enforcers.

The level of ease with which sexual predators commit these abominal acts brings to doubt the security of all females in this country and this just goes to show the moral depravity the nation is currently suffering from.

These cases should be dealt with the highest of priority, ensuring that the perpetrators in question are handed down the severest of punishments. Besides this, the authorities must delve into the matter more than just superficially and work towards preventing the development of such mentality in the first place. Otherwise, the future of this country looks bleak with half of its population suffering due to this complete absence of security and safety. 

 

Md Milon Sheikh

Jahangirnagar University

 

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