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socio-political issues whether this issue or any other issue, I think
you will agree with me that violence against women and children cannot
Women and children, especially girls are very vulnerable prey of vicious
In Bangladesh where gender based inequality exists, brutally gang raped
women and children find their survival quite challenging. The rise of
suicide or self immolation by victimized women is the indication of
desperation faced by the victims. Children especially girls on the other
end become absolutely traumatized and hang in a limbo emotional
Whenever I see pictures of small children especially girls suffering in
Bangladesh due brutal violence against them, what moves and haunts me
the most is the bewildered look on their faces. "What happened?" Even
the agony of their physical wounds and even loss of family do not seem
to surface until later. Then, they sink into melancholy.
The nightmare seems to hunt them for years. They need absolute care and
someone next to them before justice being endowed. “Justice”, it is
considered a buzz word for the poor and hapless victims. Where
corruption grips everything from government to society, where terrorist
rules and racial prejudice exists, justice seems to be a luxury
commodity for general public. Henceforth, a victim of gang rape to
demand justice alone is quite absurd. They need a caring and trustworthy
entity such as HRCBM to stand by their side, procure justice while
achieving required rehabilitation for them.
What is happening in Bangladesh is a systematic and planned
annihilation of minorities in which "Rape" is used as a tool.
Guardian" rightfully said "Rape
and torture empties the villages" .
Such methods, otherwise known as the "elements of crime" of genocide
that are threatening the very existence of minorities in the country. It
is further invigorated by state's disregards on minority rights. In
fact, the government of Bangladesh is directly involved in state
sponsored discrimination against minorities and allowed political
turmoil in the country as the opportunity to let ruling party cadres
indulge in violence against minorities.
The first visible sign of this
is the continuous violence against minority women and children.
HRCBM, despite all impediments, is standing erect with absolute resolve
to procure justice, equal rights and dignity for the minorities in
We cannot do it alone without your kind and generous contributions and
support. Let us work together on it. Let us end the genocide in
Bangladesh and give minorities the dignity they do deserve.
voice your concern today. Let us stand guard against all odds and
protect women and children first. This would be a first step towards
achieving the goal of ending human rights abuse against minorities in
Dhiman Deb Chowdhury