Protesting against rape and violence against women, hundreds of women brought out a procession in Dhaka around midnight on Tuesday.
They pressed for 12-point demands, including amending the Penal Code by changing the discriminatory definition of rape to make it more inclusive.The protesters united under the banner ‘Shekol Bhangar Padojatra’ (march to break the shackles) with torches, anti-rape banners, festoons and placards. The march started from Shahbagh at 11:59pm where women from all walks of life took part.
A good number of men were seen taking part in the protest as well.
They shouted slogans condemning the surge in rapes across the country.