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Raushon Ershad demands death penalty for child abuse, rape

  • Published at 11:46 pm July 11th, 2019
Rausan Ershad
File photo of Raushon Ershad Dhaka Tribune

Rape against women and children has marked sharp increase

Deputy Leader of the opposition in parliament, Raushon Ershad, demanded the government to introduce capital punishment for those involved in child rape and violence against women.

She made the comment in the parliament in her speech during the closing of the budget session on Thursday.

“Torture, abuse, and rape against women and children have seen marked increase in the country which needs to be checked," she said, adding that the accused should be given tougher punishment. 

She said children are no longer safe anywhere, including in schools and madrasas. "It is a very shameful and regrettable matter that a student like Nusrat was killed," she added, reports BSS.

"The law should be enforced properly to give direct death sentence to such offenders for ensuring the safety of children," she said.

Raushan urged both the law minister and the home minister to take necessary steps for the proper enforcement of law against rapists.

She opposed the prime minister's recent remarks that gas tariff needs to be increased for ensuring development, and said both Jatiya Party and the people want the country's development without hiking the gas price, reports UNB.

She urged the government to increase the allocation for the education sector for ensuing quality education and creating skilled human resources.

Mentioning that Bangladeshi medicines are now being exported to 151 countries, Raushan expressed regret over adulterated medicines being sold at home.

She also called upon the government to take stern action against the food adulterators and ensure safe food for all, including children.

The Jatiya Party leader urged the government also to take steps for preventing smart phone abuse and drug addiction.

Stating that leader of the opposition and her husband, HM Ershad, has been undergoing treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Raushan urged all to pray for his speedy recovery.