Zero tolerance against rape: PM

News Desk
18 February 2020, Tue
Published: 11:01

Zero tolerance against rape: PM

Describing rapists as ‘beasts in the name of human beings’, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday declared zero-tolerance against rape alongside terrorism, militancy and drugs.

“We’re declaring zero-tolerance against each of terrorism, militancy, drugs and rape,” she said joining discussions on thanksgiving motion on the President’s speech in Parliament.     

In her speech, which was also counted as the valedictory speech in the 6th session of the current parliament, Sheikh Hasina urged the male folk to cooperate with the government in arresting the criminals whenever such an incident takes place in the country.

“How can a person have such a heinous character? We’re taking proper action against them as we did against terrorism and drugs,” she said, adding that the government will surely take legal actions against such offenders.

Talking about the country’s development, the Prime Minister said Bangladesh is marching towards development in true sense, according to UNB reports.