The overall human rights situation across Bangladesh remained at an alarming level throughout 2017, Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK) said today in its annual report. It said, the number of rape, sexual assault and incidents of violence against women were higher in 2017 than last year. A total of 818 women were raped across the country, among which 47 were killed after rape and 11 committed suicide. In 2016, a total of 659 women were raped. A total of 818 women were raped across the country, among which 47 were killed after rape and 11 committed suicide. In 2016, a total of 659 women were raped, according to the report. A total of 303 women became victims of violence over dowry, among which 145 were killed and 10 committed suicide. Also, 441 women were victims of domestic violence, including 270 being killed by in-laws and 34 being killed by own family members, while 57 committed suicide. The report, also praised the government’s initiative to implement the seventh Five Years’ Plan to ensure sustainable development goals (SDG) and include private sector in accomplishing the 169 SDGs at the field level. There were also victims of child torture and killing, extra-judicial killing, custodial death, enforced disappearance, secret killing, political violence, law and order, repression on religious minorities, freedom of expression and repression on journalists.
Source: The Daily Star
Nayeemul Islam khan
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