The Supreme Court lawyer said according to the railway law of Bangladesh, the railway authorities should allocate a separate compartment for women but there is no compartment for women in the trains.

"I just want implementation of the law as the journey by train is confortable but it is hard for a woman to take a seat for her after passing a huge crowd inside the train. We see there is no breast feeding room in trains which makes women travelling with infants embarrassed," he said.

Besides, women feel insecurity while travelling at night and if the railway authorities kept a designated compartment for female passengers they could easily travel, he said in the writ petition.

On 13 October, 2020, a legal notice was served seeking allocation of a separate compartment for women and as the authorities concerned did not take any effective measures in this regard, the writ was filed, said Advocate Azmal.

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