Hundreds of Bangladeshis have staged protests for a second day as anger mounts over the latest instance of sexual violence towards women. The protests in Dhaka and elsewhere erupted after video emerged showing several men stripping and attacking a woman from a disadvantaged community in the southern district of Noakhali. Anger had been brewing since several members of the ruling party’s student wing were arrested last week and charged with gang raping a woman in northern Sylhet.
The protests come after a week of growing outrage in neighbouring India against the alleged gang rape of an “untouchable” Dalit teenager by four higher-caste fellow villagers.
Amnesty International in Bangladesh said the new “disturbing footage demonstrates the shocking violence that Bangladeshi women are routinely being subjected to.”