‘Execute law properly to check violence against women’ | 2019-07-20

‘Execute law properly to check violence against women’

Staff Correspondent

20 July, 2019 12:00 AM printer

‘Execute law properly to check violence against women’

Samajtantrik Mahila Forum takes out a procession in front of the National Press Club in the capital on Friday demanding exemplary punishment for rape. —SUN photo

Speakers at a discussion stressed the proper implementation of Women and Child Repression Prevention Act to check violence against women and children.

Despite having strict law against women and children repression in the country, the act is not enforced properly. As a result, the incidents like killing, rape, child repression, infanticide and sexual harassment are on the rise, they said.          

The speakers made the remarks at discussion on repression on child and women and sexual harassment at Jatiya Press Club in the capital on Friday.     

Bangabandhu Parishad, a voluntary organisation, arranged the programme.          

Former vice-chancellor of Dhaka University AAMS Arefin Siddique said, “Incidents like killing, rape, harassment, child and women repression are happening in the developed country everyday like Bangladesh. The perpetrators in the developed country are awarded with exemplary punishment. But, there is no proper implementation of laws in our country.”             

Rajshahi University former VC Prof Abdul Khalek said, “Women are recently exposed to cruelty, discrimination and violence are growing in the country. We have to raise a social movement against this. By establishing rule of law in the country and through public awareness programme, it is possible to abate the hate crimes against women and children.”