B Chy for life imprisonment for rapists of below 12-year children | 2019-07-19

B Chy for life imprisonment for rapists of below 12-year children

19 July, 2019 12:00 AM printer

President of Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury on Thursday demanded amendment to the existing Women and Children Repression Prevention Act for incorporating ‘imprisonment until death’ as a provision of punishment for the rapists of under 12-year-old children, reports UNB.

“Though our current Women and Children Repression Prevention Act is a very tough law, the rate of repression on women and children is growing alarmingly for lack of its execution,” he said.

Speaking at a human-chain programme, the BDB chief further said, “The government must consider making a provision of jail unto death for those who will be convicted for raping under 12-year-old children.”

B Chowdhury, also a former president, said the country’s image is badly getting dented across the world for the scary rise in the incidents of rape and repression on children and women.

He also urged the President to make a commitment that he will not give clemency to those involved in rape.


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