BANGLADESH PROTEST AGAINST RAPE CONTINUES

BANGLADESH PROTEST AGAINST RAPE CONTINUES
BANGLADESH PROTEST AGAINST RAPE CONTINUES

Thousands of Bangladeshis protested in front of the Parliament Building, over the latest rape & violence towards women. Anika Khan reports.

The demonstration comes after a week of protest in every major city in Bangladesh, against the increasing number of rape cases, which the police are too slow to prosecute.

Amnesty International commented: “disturbing footage demonstrates the shocking violence that Bangladeshi women are routinely being subjected to”.

WhatsOn Bangladesh stands in solidarity demanding reformation of rape laws and Justice for rape victims.

Even WhatsOn staff joined in solidarity from its Dhaka office. WhatsOn UK sent a message of support: “We salute you, you made us proud! Long live Women’s Revolution!”

Hundreds gathered in front of the Parliament house with play cards chanting, “It is not my fault; the way I live, the way I speak or the dress I wear; Its is your fault Rapist and Only Yours”

Growing anger had been brewing amongst the General public, NGOs, Students, and Youth, against the government failure to tackle endemic corruption & lack of justice, which only favors the elite — who are subsidized and handed all contracts, licenses & even nomination of MP’s.

demonstrators demanding to stop victim shaming and calling out on the rape culture.

The courage & defiance shows how disenfranchised the citizens are from the far removed ministers & politicians. Criticism of any kind is neutralized by the control of the licensing mechanism through the Ministry of Information. University students and protesters chanted the slogan “Home Minster Must Go!” and “Defund the Police.