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Protests against rape spree erupt at Shahbagh for 5th day

  • Published at 01:52 pm October 8th, 2020
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A group of left student activists launch anti-rape protest in front of National Museum in Shahbagh, Dhaka at around 11:30am on Thursday, October 8, 2020 Ali Asif Shawon/Dhaka Tribune

Protestors demand the resignation of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal for failing to prevent rapes across the country

Anti-rape protests resumed at Shahbagh for the fifth consecutive day on Friday over the recent spike in rape and violence against women in Bangladesh.

A small group of left wing student activists along with general students began converging before the National Museum at Shahbagh at around 3:30pm on Friday. 

One of the protesters makes banners with anti-rape slogans in Shahbagh, Dhaka on Thursday, October 8, 2020 | Ali Asif Shawon/Dhaka Tribune 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 the continuing rape incidents at Baitul Mukarram Mosque after Jummah prayers.

Alongside protests on the streets, netizens, especially women, resorted to digital protests through using different social media platforms to raise their voices against rape, sexual assaults, harassment and torture of women.

A female protester demonstrates with anti-rape slogans at Shahbagh in Dhaka on Thursday, October 8, 2020 l Ali Asif Shawon/Dhaka Tribune 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 Ekhlaspur union of the upazila on September 2.

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