Rape on moving buses

The shock and outrage the nation should have felt and expressed over the two incidents of rape on moving buses within four days in Tangail and Gazipur is seemingly absent. Is the nation becoming increasingly shock-resistant in the face of such crimes? No politics or political framework is involved here unlike some of the incidents, one of which took place on a college campus in Sylhet a few years ago and the recent one on the campus of the University of Chattogram . Yet the nation fails to unite to raise a voice of protest and hatred against such heinous acts committed by a gang of dacoits and a few transport workers. Public buses are supposed to be safe for passengers, including girls and women, in terms of the service offered, otherwise safe due to crash safety. Today, bus rides are becoming increasingly dangerous and unsafe, especially for women at the latest count.

Ever since the rape of a paramedic student on a moving public bus in India’s capital Delhi, it seems sex maniacs have found girls and women traveling, especially at night on transport, an easy target if the weather and the situation allows it. A number of such cases have occurred in different regions, but Tangail, Gazipur and Ashulia regions of Savar record the majority of them. Perhaps the loneliness of forest areas at night when buses pass through these areas allows sexual perverts to hide crimes. Be that as it may, sex offenders are increasingly looking for victims. This is indeed a source of grave concern.

The country should have been traumatized due to the high incidence of rape. But unfortunately, he does not admit this fact and does not feel the urgency to react to this ugly, uncivilized and degrading sexual violence against women. Unless the male members of society, regardless of class, status and vocation, see this as a lack of responsibility as citizens and unite to stand up to the culprits everywhere, there is no has no chance of eradicating this curse. But to cure the disease, it must first be diagnosed correctly. The case studies of the last two incidents can be quite revealing. The five transport workers involved in the gang rape of the woman after throwing her husband off the bus in Gazipur are between 19 and 23 years old. The dacoits who also gang-raped a woman are between 20 and 30 years old.

Here is a socially and economically backward young gang with little schooling but as much as possible good enough to access lewd digital content through electronic gadgetry. In the absence of wholesome entertainment like sports and traditional cultural activities, they spend their free time on their electronic devices, especially smartphones. They are influenced by explicit extraterrestrial culture and content and there is no forbidden access. If this continues, society will degenerate from within. Internet censorship of harmful Internet pornography and games should be a way to save the young population from the invasion of these destructive forms of entertainment. But at the same time, sports, art, music and culture must be widely promoted to stop the rot.

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