'Remove bidi, cigarette shops from near schools, colleges'
Bangladesh Anti-Tobacco Alliance (Bata) demanded removal of shops that sell bidi and cigarettes near schools and colleges, as stalkers generally take position at these places and harass the girls.
The shops should be removed from 500 yards of educational institutions to save the youths from addiction and resist the crime.
Sexual harassment has become alarming nowadays, which threatens education of girls and even leading them to death, said the speakers at a human chain.
Bata arranged the programme in front of the National Press Club, attended by its Coordinator Saifuddin Ahmed among others.
Generally addicted, stalkers can do anything dangerous. Smoking is the gateway of addiction, which leads the youths to Phensidyl, hemp, heroin, and other drugs.
The addicts gradually involve in theft, mugging, and harassing women and girls.