Bangladesh: As the protests rage and anger among the people for rising in rapes cases and sexual assaults, The government came into action by bringing the death penalty law instead of life imprisonment law. Law Minister Anisul Huq confirmed some of our sources that his ministry is going to state the cabinet on Monday to prepare desired amendments to the laws dealing with sexual assault.
The question arises here what was the need to change the law from Life Imprisonment to Death Penalty for offenders. Its because protesters in the past week took place all over the nation demanding justice and strict punishment in rape cases. A country carrying a majority Muslim population of 170 million people has come across the roads to show their rage to the government.
Why did Protests starts in Bangladesh?
Protests started by women of the country. An incident has been reported to several men stripping and attacking a woman in the southern district of Noakhali. After a video which was made to blackmail her, emerged this month showing about incidents, Many people showed rage after the video was viral on social media.
The woman said in her statement that she was first assaulted by one of the accused at gunpoint last year. He raped her at gunpoint several times over the year. Rapists threatened her with gang rape if she spoke to anyone. The protests first started on social media websites as thousands of Facebook users and Twitter changed their profile photos to an empty black space that denotes anger. After some times, Those social media platforms were brought by the protesters to organize human chains, rallies, and demonstrations in different parts of the country.
What PM has said?
The protesters drew the attention of the ruling government about rising in rape cases. The ruling authorities have been compelled by the protesters to bring the new laws for the offenders. Ministry has issued a statement that We are thinking of capital punishment instead of life imprisonment… This measure will be taken as per the direction of our Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina