To control brutality, the government has provided death penalty for rape: PM Hasina Sheikh Hasina
PID PM Hasina addressing the programme

To control brutality, the government has provided death penalty for rape: PM Hasina

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 13 Oct 2020, 10:16 pm

Dhaka, October 13: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that her government has amended the law to control the brutality of rape and added the provision of death penalty.

"Rape is a brutality, people become animals," she said. "As a result, our girls are being harmed today. That is why we have amended this law and passed the law in the cabinet with the provision of death penalty for rape."

Speaking on the occasion of International Disaster Mitigation Day, the Prime Minister said, "We have been able to control the acid attack, because there we amended the law. Since Parliament is not in session, we are issuing an ordinance in this regard. Our goal is to address and eliminate any problems that may arise, and we are working towards that goal."

A regular cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday gave final approval to the draft of the Prevention of Violence against Women and Children (Amendment) Ordinance-2020, with the provision of death penalty as the maximum punishment for rape.

According to the concerned sources, the law has been implemented by issuing a presidential ordinance in this regard today.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina attended the main function of the International Disaster Mitigation Day organized by the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital via video conference from Ganobhaban this morning.

"Bangladesh today has set an example to the world in dealing with disasters," she said.

The daughter of the father of the nation said, "I firmly believe that the people of Bangladesh can. We will save the people of Bangladesh from disaster in the same way that the Father of the Nation has shown us."

Describing Covid-19 as another disaster, the Prime Minister pointed to the BNP-Jamaat's fire terror, saying they often have to deal with natural disasters as well as man-made disasters.

He said, "You have seen the BNP-Jamaat fire terror before. The living were burned to death. But we have dealt with that too."

The Prime Minister also inaugurated a new women's unit of the Cyclone Preparedness Program (CPP) comprising 18,505 women and providing 17,005 free disaster-tolerant homes in digital form.

State Minister on his behalf. Enamur Rahman distributed medals among 42 men and 42 women in recognition of their special contribution in disaster management.