Protests flare over rapes

  • A group of BUET students took out a procession on the Dhaka University camous on Oct 8, 2020 demanding efforts to prevent rapes. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A group of BUET students took out a procession on the Dhaka University camous on Oct 8, 2020 demanding efforts to prevent rapes. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A group of BUET students took out a procession on the Dhaka University camous on Oct 8, 2020 demanding efforts to prevent rapes. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A group of BUET students took out a procession on the Dhaka University camous on Oct 8, 2020 demanding efforts to prevent rapes. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Demonstrators chanted slogans in Dhaka’s Shahbagh intersection on Oct 8, 2020 demanding maximum punishment of rapists. Bangladesh Skateboard Community also joined the protests. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Demonstrators chanted slogans in Dhaka’s Shahbagh intersection on Oct 8, 2020 demanding maximum punishment of rapists. Bangladesh Skateboard Community also joined the protests. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The Dhaka University Teachers’ Association formed a human chain at the altar of Oporajeyo Bangla sculpture on Oct 8, 2020 to protest against rapes and violence against women. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The Dhaka University Teachers’ Association formed a human chain at the altar of Oporajeyo Bangla sculpture on Oct 8, 2020 to protest against rapes and violence against women. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The Dhaka University Teachers’ Association formed a human chain at the altar of Oporajeyo Bangla sculpture on Oct 8, 2020 to protest against rapes and violence against women. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The Dhaka University Teachers’ Association formed a human chain at the altar of Oporajeyo Bangla sculpture on Oct 8, 2020 to protest against rapes and violence against women. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Protests against rapes continued in Dhaka’s Shahbagh intersection for the fourth day on Oct 8, 2020. The demonstrators have called a non-stop daily gathering until their demand for justice for rapes is met. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Protests against rapes continued in Dhaka’s Shahbagh intersection for the fourth day on Oct 8, 2020. The demonstrators have called a non-stop daily gathering until their demand for justice for rapes is met. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Protests against rapes continued in Dhaka’s Shahbagh intersection for the fourth day on Oct 8, 2020. The demonstrators have called a non-stop daily gathering until their demand for justice for rapes is met. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Protests against rapes continued in Dhaka’s Shahbagh intersection for the fourth day on Oct 8, 2020. The demonstrators have called a non-stop daily gathering until their demand for justice for rapes is met. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Leaders and activists of several progressive students’ organisations, including Students’ Union and Samajtantrik Chhatra Front, rallied in Dhaka’s Shahbagh on Oct 8, 2020 to protest against rape and violence against women. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Leaders and activists of several progressive students’ organisations, including Students’ Union and Samajtantrik Chhatra Front, rallied in Dhaka’s Shahbagh on Oct 8, 2020 to protest against rape and violence against women. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Members of different organisations gathered at Shahbagh in Dhaka under the banner of “Bangladesh Against Rape” on Oct 8, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Members of different organisations gathered at Shahbagh in Dhaka under the banner of “Bangladesh Against Rape” on Oct 8, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Members of different organisations gathered at Shahbagh in Dhaka under the banner of “Bangladesh Against Rape” on Oct 8, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Members of different organisations gathered at Shahbagh in Dhaka under the banner of “Bangladesh Against Rape” on Oct 8, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Members of different organisations gathered at Shahbagh in Dhaka under the banner of “Bangladesh Against Rape” on Oct 8, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Members of different organisations gathered at Shahbagh in Dhaka under the banner of “Bangladesh Against Rape” on Oct 8, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove