Rape incidents turned epidemic: Kamal

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Jatiya Oikya Front convenor Kamal Hossain. File PhotoRaising alarm at the growing incidents of rape in the country, Jatiya Oikya Front leader Kamal Hossain on Wednesday urged people to forge a united movement to protect women's rights and establish the rule of law, reports UNB.

"Unwanted incidents are taking place in the country one after another. The rape of women has turned epidemic. The deterioration in law and order is evident here," he said while talking to reporters after a meeting of the alliance at his Motijheel chamber.

Kamal, also Gono Fourm president, further said, "We think the movement has to be strengthened and we've to take to the street actively so that people's rights are protected and the rule of law is established. It's now essential."

Oikya Front leader ASM Abdur Rab said they will hold a mass gathering at Shahbagh intersection in the city on 30 April in protest against the repression of women and rape.

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