As a Bengali woman, donning a teep is part of one’s culture and tradition. I had seen my mother use the teep as a part of her look in the ’60s and ’70s. It was not just my mother; many in my family wear the teep. I wear them every day myself, and in my opinion, it has nothing to do with the plight of my piety.
A police inspector in Sylhet has been withdrawn over a Facebook post mocking the ongoing protests against the harassment of a college teacher for wearing a teep.
Among myriad discussions, criticism, obscene and hostile comments, one question pops up every now and then: “Why so much fuss over a teep?”
Originating as a mere red dot on the forehead, a teep lends that extra oomph to a face by adding a touch of tradition to the overall look.
A police constable has been identified over harassing a Tejgaon College teacher for "wearing teep".
Renowned actress and lawmaker Suborna Mustafa has expressed outrage in the parliament today over the reported harassment of a woman by a policeman – for wearing teep.