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Resistance Day for Repression against Women observed

  • Published at 06:33 pm August 24th, 2016
Resistance Day for Repression against Women observed

Different social-cultural organisations, including Mahila Parishad, Polli Sri and Mahila Bohumukhi Shiksha Kendra offered doa at the grave of Yasmin and arranged discussions, marking the day.

Later, Mahila Parishad held a rally at Das Mile intersection demanding trail of all the killings that have taken place recently. They also urged all people concerned to implement existing laws strictly to put an end to the repression against women. President of Mahila Parishad Kaniz Rahman and General Secretary Dr Marufa Begum took part in the rally.

Yasmin, 14, who was a domestic help in Dhaka, was going to her native home in Dinajpur on August 23. Then, a police patrol van picked her up from district town assuring that they would drop her at home safely. But, her body was found near the same spot after several hours.

The death of Yasmin then triggered massive outage across Bangladesh. Since then, the day has been observed as the Day of Resistance Against Violence Against Women in the country.

On August 27, seven people were killed by police firing while they were staging demonstration, protesting the killing in Dinajpur town.

Trial of Yasmin case began on September 21, 1996. Three policemen were sentenced to death on August 3, 1997. Sub-inspector Mainul Islam and constable Abdus Sattar were hanged on September 1, 2004 while pick-up van driver Amritalal Barman on September 28.