DHAKA Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister
Anisul Huq today said speedy trial over murder of Sonagazi madrasa student
Nusrat Jahan Rafi will be marked as a milestone in our socioeconomic
perspective and it will start a process of resisting violence against women.
We would be able to come out of culture of impunity through such trials
and it will be helpful in establishing parity among men and women. A message
was given through this judgement that we would be ready to award maximum
punishment if anyone commits such heinous crimes, he said.
The minister said these while addressing a grand finale of National Debate
against Oppression organised by jointly Debate for Democracy and ATN Bangla
at Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) this morning.
Debate for Democracy Chairman Hasan Ahmed Chowdhury Kiron presided over the
Dhaka College and Eden Mohila College were declared joint champion in the
competition while University of South Asia became runner up.
Professor Abu Mohammad Rois, journalists Prosoon Ashish, Abdullah Tuhin,
Jhumur Bari and NGO activist Sarwat Binte Islam acted as judges in the
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)