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Together they march to break the shackles

Dhaka women take to streets at midnight demanding repeal of the Section 155 (4) of Evidence Act

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 13 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Together they march to break the shackles

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A road march aimed at ensuring a safe and women-friendly environment for the women in their home, workplace and public transports was held in the capital on early hours of Friday with the participation of hundreds of women.

They also demanded the repeal of Section 155 (4) of the Evidence Act.

The programme titled “Shackle Banghar Padajatra” was organised by women of different classes and professions.

The road march was started in front of the National Museum at Shahbagh at 12:30am on Friday and ended on Manik Mia Avenue.

The programme organiser Prapti Taposhi, also a student of Jahangirnagar University, said “Regardless of race, religion, caste, political ideology, women face repression, persecution, discrimination.”

The organisers said rape is the only crime in Bangladesh, where more importance is given to the dress or movement of the victim after the incident instead of the trial of the crime.

Analyzing behavior of the society after every allegation of rape, it is found that it is normal matter for a woman to be victim of unjust if her behavior is not right.

They also said the state is refusing to treat a heinous crime as a crime in a very clear and simple way.