Dhaka, Bangladesh
PM for framing stricter law against rape

PM for framing stricter law against rape

Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina Thursday put emphasis on enactment of stricter laws against rape and meting out stringent punishment to the offenders, saying that such a heinous crime is never tolerable.
"It's necessary to frame much strict laws against rape and giving stringent punishment for it … such a heinous crime is never acceptable," she said.
The prime minister simultaneously issued a strong warning against such an offence and said that the government will take necessary actions in this regard.
"We'll take necessary action against those who will commit such a crime," she said.
The premier was delivering her valedictory speech of the third session (budget session) of the 11th parliament in the House with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair, reports BSS.
The prime minister said social crimes like unleashing beastly torture on the children and killing people or children have increased.
"When such a crime is committed, its video and information surface," she said.
In this connection, Sheikh Hasina urged those involved with the media to show the picture of the rapist repeatedly.
"I'll tell those involved in print and electronic media to show the picture of the rapist time and again so that he (rapist) feels shame for the offence," she said.
The Leader of the House also called upon the male community alongside the womenfolk to be vocal against such a crime.
"Why only the females will protest against the rape. The matter is also a shame for the male community as they are committing such a crime. So they'll have to be more vocal against it," she said.
The prime minister in her speech also spoke about various issues like the spread of dengue, price hike of gas and age limit for government jobs and the country's development in various sectors.
She also highly praised the success of the Bangladesh cricket team in the ICC Cricket World Cup and the Bangladesh Parliament Team in the Parliamentary Cricket Tournament.

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