Anti-rape protests in dhaka
Special Correspondent, Dhaka, 9 October: Anti-rape protests have resumed at Dhaka Shahbagh for the fifth day on the trot, over the recent spike in rapes and violence against women in Bangladesh.
A small group of left wing student activists along with general students started thronging in front of Shahbagh’s National Museum around 3:30pm on Friday.
Under the banner of “Bangladesh Against Rapes,” they demanded the resignation of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal for “failing” to prevent rapes across the country.
Meanwhile, several Islamic parties staged a demonstration against rapes at Baitul Mukarram Mosque after the Jummah Prayers.
Alongside protests on the streets, netizens, especially women, resorted to digital protest using different social media platforms to raise their voices against rape, sexual assault, harassment, and torture of women.
Waves of anti-rape demonstrations erupted across Bangladesh after video footage of five men gang-raping a housewife, stripping her naked and filming the video of the incident in Noakhali’s Begumganj upazila, went viral on social media on Sunday.
The incident occurred at Joykrishnapur village under the Eklaspur union of the upazila on September 2.