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Rape incidents surge for lack of law enforcement, alleges BNP

Published : Saturday, 13 July, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 235

BNP standing committee member Selima Rahman on Friday alleged that rape and other crimes have marked a sharp rise in the country for lack of enforcement of law since the government is regulating the judiciary.
"The incidents of rape have turned acute as the government has completely shattered the judiciary. From a child to an octogenarian is not getting rid of it. Children now have no security," she said.
The BNP leader further said, "Criminal acts are growing for lack of an independent judiciary, and justice. No judge can now deliver verdict neutrally since the judiciary is now being controlled by the Prime Minister's Office."
Selima made the remarks while speaking at the council of Bangladesh Chhatra Mission, the student body of Labour Party, at the Jatiya Press Club.
She said a Pabna court recently gave an 'absurd' verdict sentencing nine people to death and jailing 25 others for life in a case over an incident happened 25 years back.
"The court gave capital punishment for an incident where even no one was injured. Who will we trust? We count on judges for justice, but what is going on in the name of trial?" the BNP leader questioned.    -UNB

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