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Killings, rape epidemic for govt’s public safety failure: BNP

Dhaka, July 16 (UNB) – BNP senior leader Selima Rahman on Tuesday alleged that the incidents of killing and rape have turned epidemic in the country due to the government’s “failure” to ensure public safety. “Now there’s no security of people anywhere in Bangladesh. We’re witnessing anarchy on roads while women and children are being raped and repressed. People are ... Read More »

Kushtia rape victim forced to detail in public; video goes viral

Kushtia, July 7 – The video clip of a mentally-challenged teenage rape victim being harassed publicly by arbitrators in the name of settling the issue in Khoksa Upazila has gone viral, triggering public outcry. Although six days have elapsed since the arbitration, no action has been taken yet against the arbitrators. In the video clips, it was seen that the ... Read More »

Pamplona rape case protests go on

Thousands of people turned out on the streets of the Spanish city Pamplona for the third day of protests after five men were cleared of rape. The men, who called themselves the Wolf Pack, were found guilty of sexual abuse, which many consider too lenient. The case has caused a national outcry, with protests also taking place in Madrid, Barcelona ... Read More »

Outrage spreads over rape of eight-year-old girl

The brutal gang rape and murder of an eight-year old girl has sparked outrage and anger across India. The body of Asifa Bano, who belonged to a Muslim nomadic tribe, was found in a forest on 17 January near Kathua city of Indian-administered Kashmir. The story made headlines this week when Hindu right-wing groups protested over the arrest of eight ... Read More »

India police parents catch ‘daughter’s rapists’

The parents of a teenage girl in India have caught their daughter’s alleged rapists after police refused to register their complaint. The parents, who are police officials, said that one officer accused their daughter of “making up a filmy story”. A gang rape case was registered only after the parents personally caught two suspects and brought them to a police ... Read More »

Indian guru convicted of rape

Popular Indian guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been convicted of rape and will be sentenced on Monday. Up to 200,000 of his supporters had flocked to Chandigarh in northern India ahead of the verdict. Thousands of army, police and paramilitary forces have been deployed amid fears of violence. Read More »

Banani victims give judicial statements before court

Dhaka – Two private university girls who were raped in a Banani hotel around one a half month ago gave their judicial statements before a court here on Thursday in a case filed over the incident. Metropolitan Magistrate Nurun Nahar Yasmin recorded statements of the victims under section of 22 of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act. Read More »