Women for women
Our country is developing quite fast, except for one thing, gender equality. The men of our country do not yet totally support it but do our women support it fully? In our country, it is thought that women can't do everything like men. But our previous generations have already adjusted to this imbalance, so now they don't want it to change. Till this is addressed, we won't be able to progress with regards to gender equality.
When a woman is not treated equal as a man, we expect other women to protest. Because if women do not stand up for each other, who will? When all of us women are suffering from the same problem, it makes no sense for us to pit ourselves against one another. Supporting other women is the best way to advance gender equality.
Kazi Sharafa Tonmona
When there is no warrant
I would like to appreciate the writer for her informative write-up on “When there is no warrant” published on March 2 in the Star Weekend. Reading the article, I was perturbed as well as saddened to learn about police personnel's outrageous behavior and misuse of their power over the innocent public—harassing, beating, and threatening with false accusations to extract huge amounts of money from innocent victims. The police, instead of protecting and helping people, have openly become perpetrators and inhuman in their dealings with the public. In the given situation, where will people then seek help and protection? Such behaviour is also threatening and damaging the image of the police force. The government should crack down on such illegal behaviour and take steps to strengthen the confidence of the people in the police.
Central Road, Dhaka