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Justice for rape victims

Setting the credibility and transparency issues of the recent elections aside, one incident that occurred in relation to it which is completely unacceptable was the rape of a woman who is also the mother of four children.
According to reports, the woman was gang-raped simply for exercising her right to vote. Despite intimidation by some goons, she voted for who she had wanted to. For those hooligans, the fact that a woman had refused to obey their order and stand her ground was apparently too humiliating.
After initial hesitance, the police have arrested all of the accused following a massive outcry from the people on social media. While that is good news, let us not forget that the accused in the Raintree Hotel rape case are currently out on bail and are roaming freely. We don't really know how much time it will take for justice to be delivered for the victims. Therefore, all of us should continue demanding justice for those who are victims of one of the worst crimes that could possibly be committed.

Arju Afrin Kathy
Dhaka University

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