Especially, minority means Hindu, Christian, Indigenous, Buddhist women-children’s are most vulnerable position. Another gross human rights violation was happened on a Hindu minority woman in Bangladesh. They are always in fearing for their life and security.
The Local Influential boycotted & cut the hair of Hindu-Dalit raped victim because Muslim perpetrator raped her at Kaonia Upazila of Rangpur District in Bangladesh. Source: the daily Sangbad, 1 September, 2009 (through Adv.Rabindra Ghosh, President-Bangladesh Minority Watch). Please see our previous report: http://www.humanrightstoday.info/?p=1015
Sources said, Ms.Sabita Rani (25) a raped destitute Hindu-Dalit woman prayed for punishment of rapist- Jewel Kha and as a result the powerful social leaders cut her hair and boycotted herself and her family members. The leaders also threatened her mother and younger brother for dire consequence if she continues to stay at the village. This peculiar incident occurred at village Nilam Kharida Sadar Taluk within Kaonia Upazila of Rangpur district in Bangladesh.
Police and the local people informed perpetrator- Jewel Kha (30) son of Kalu Kha of village- Kharida Sadra of said Upazila used to harass sexually Ms.Sabita Rani (25) wife of Subash Chandra occasionally. On 19thAugust, 2009, Jewel Kha at night entered into her house as she was alone there and raped her. On the next day also Jewel Kha took her away within BRAC School and raped her again without her will while the victim was coming towards her home after her work.
The victim first of all informed her old mother and thereafter her mother informed the matter to some Hindu social leaders – namely a) Prafullah, b) Chitta, Chandan, Shymol and Monolova. The social leaders rather cut hair of the raped-victim giving no legal justice to her and ostracized. They also intimidated and threatened raped-victim to leave village if she disagree with their proposal. In this connection a case has been filed (Case No.15 dated 26.08.2009 under section 9(1) of Nari-O-Shishu Nirjatan Ain, 2003) against Jewel Kha with Kawnia police station. But, police didn’t arrest perpetrator. Md. Rafiul Alam, Officer-in-Charge of Kaonia police station informed that as the religion permits if any Dalit Hindu is raped by Muslim perpetrator the raped will be outcaste and subject to atonement.
In Bangladesh has no rule of law, so the perpetrators are always getting impunity from the state. Really, we are very sorry as a Banglee that we can’t give security to our minority peoples. Actually in Bangladesh, most of the peoples are not secure.
Not only that, now is Bangladesh an Islamic country as constitution. Though, Bangladesh has got independence after nine months struggled with the real secularism. And after independence we were got a secular constitution in 1972 leded by our father of the nation Bangabondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Bangabondhu was killed (15 August, 1975) by army with his most of the family members except his two daughters Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehena. After his killings the military rulers has broken our main constitution of 1972. Then they made to Bangladesh as an Islamic country. They have put Islam to our constitution. It was our black spot on 15 August, 1975. Still we are struggling for a secular Bangladesh.
We believe that, without actual democracy, rule of law, good governance we can’t to develop or positive change to our system like judiciary, administrative, politics as well as we never to go to light. 2-9-2009
Editor, the Human Rights Today