Letter To the Editor
Violence against women is ruining nation's development
Recently a report has caught my attention that woman from Pabna was set on fire by in-laws. Women's predicaments are not lessening. The incidents of domestic violence have shot up in recent months in our country with nearly 750 cases reported last year, according to data compiled by Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK). Many more cases are not reported. But despite the rising number, only a fraction of the victims get justice because of the slow trial process.
Experts say violence against women is tarnishing Bangladesh's achievement in women empowerment.Bangladesh Mahila Parishad (BMP) statistics put the number of women tortured and murdered by their husbands and in-laws for dowry at 389 in 2017.
We need to remember that sustainable development cannot be achieved until women of a country can obtain their due rights and the violence should be stopped.