Bangladesh: convicts to be hanged on death of rape victims

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  • Bangladesh’s cabinet has decided to hang him as the maximum punishment in cases of rape victims (Rape and Murder).
  • President Abdul Hamid is about to issue an ordinance to change the rules related to the Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women and Children (Women and Children Repression Prevention Act).

Dhaka There are many incidents of sexual harassment of women in many countries around the world. However, there are strict laws in many countries against sexual harassment. Many countries also have the provision of capital punishment for the culprits. But despite all this, the incidents of rape are not stopping.

In the midst of all this, there has been a ruckus in the rape case of a minor girl in the neighboring country of Bangladesh. Seeing the increasing opposition and anger of the people, the Government of Bangladesh has decided to enact a strict law. On Monday, Bangladesh’s cabinet decided to hang the death penalty as the maximum punishment in cases of rape victims (Rape and Murder).

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Before that, there was a provision to punish rape convicts in Bangladesh for maximum life imprisonment. Now the government is going to extend it to the death penalty. Giving information, government spokesperson Khandakar Anwarul Islam has said that President Abdul Hamid is about to issue an ordinance to change the rules related to the Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women and Children (Women and Children Repression Prevention Act). He said that since the Parliament is not in session, the President is bringing the ordinance.

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