Law Minister Anisul Huq Sunday said swift trial over murder of Sonagazi madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi will be considered as a landmark in our socioeconomic perspective and it will commence a process of fighting violence against women.
"We would be able to get rid of the culture of impunity through such trials and it will help to establish equality among men and women. Through this judgment a message has been given that we would be ready to award maximum punishment if anyone commits such terrible crimes," he said.
The minister came up with the observations while attending a grand finale of National Debate against Oppression organized jointly by Debate for Democracy and ATN Bangla at Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) in the morning.Debate for Democracy Chairman Hasan Ahmed Chowdhury Kiron chaired the function.
Dhaka College and Eden Mohila College were declared joint champion in the competition while University of South Asia clinched the spot of runner up. Professor Abu Mohammad Rois, journalists Prosoon Ashish, Abdullah Tuhin, Jhumur Bari and NGO activist Sarwat Binte Islam acted as judges in the competition.
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