Swechchhasebak League leaders welcomed the government’s move, led-by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, for amending law for capital punishment of rapist.
In a statement, Swechchhasebak League President Nirmal Ranjan Guha and General Secretary Afzalur Rahman Babu expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for approving the amendment ofWomen and Child Abuse Prevention Act with provision of death penalty for rapist.
Swechchhasebak League leaders mentioned that the maximum punishment will play role to preventing the abuse of women and children.
President Abdul Hamid on Tuesday signed an ordinance elevating the maximum punishment in rape cases to death from life imprisonment after a series of recent sexual assaults sparked nationwide protests.
Rape was punishable by life imprisonment under existing Women and Children Act and rape will be punishable by death or life imprisonment from now.