Of late, the rate of divorces in the country's big cities has reportedly increased. According to a report by Prothom Alo, citing BSS data, people—mainly women—file divorce applications citing issues like physical abuse, extramarital affairs, personality clash, early marriage, among others.
While it may be considered a worrying sign that signals deteriorating family bonds and values in society, it may also indicate that women in our society feel more empowered and emboldened as more and more women are speaking up against marital abuse. Women are nowadays more conscious about their rights. It is time men realised that women are not to be taken for granted.
Md. Zillur Rahaman, By e-mail