Bangladesh: Rally and human Chain program in protest of rape and killing of Nusrat Jahan Rafi observed

On 13 April 2019, Saturday, at 10 am in front of Dhaka National Press Club, Bangladesh Krishok Federation, Bangladesh Kishani Sabha, Bangladesh Bhasman Nari Shramik Union, Bangladesh Bhumihin Samity, Bangladesh Adivasi Samity, jointly staged rally and human chain in protest of killing and rape of Nusrat Jahan Rafi.

Presided over by Bangladesh Krishok Federation President Badrul Alam, Abul Hossain, Bangladesh Workers Party City Unit President, Bangladesh Shramik Federation president AAM Fayez Hossain, Bangladesh Krishok Federation General Secretary Zayed Iqbal Khan, Vice-president Rehana Begum, Central leader Shahabuddin Matubbor, Bangladesh Nari Shramik Union General Secretary Jahanara Begum, Shahana Akter Shila, journalist Meherun Nigar, former student leader Raju Ahmed, youth leader Humayun Mujib, among others, addressed in the rally.

The speakers demand to the government fair trial and exemplary punishment to the rapist Siraj Ud Doula and his all associates who killed Nusrat Jahan Rafi. They also condemned all violence on women that recently took place frequently. They asked the government necessary steps to the official policy strategy that persuade the religious fundamentalists to do such heinous atrocities on women.

Rafi was a twenty year old girl and a candidate of Alim Examination (Equivalent to Higher Secondary Certificate) . She was raped by her college principal on 27 March 2019. She filed case with police station for justice. Consequentially the principal unleashed his paid miscreants either to realize her acknowledgement saying she had not been raped and would withdraw the case or if not she would be killed. The four miscreants called in her to the roof of the three storied school building and killed her setting kerosene fire on her body when failed to get any false statement. At present the principal is in the prison and miscreants were arrested. These two miscreants made confessional statement to the legal court.

Women leader Shahana Akter Shila speaking in the rally

Female Journalist Meherun Negar speaking in the rally

Jahanara Begum, General secretary of Bangladesh Floating Women Labor Union speaking in the rally

Central leader of Bangladesh Kishani Sabha speaking in the rally

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