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She made an assault allegation against a teacher. Then she was burned alive.
When Nusrat Jahan Rafi returned to school on April 6, they were waiting.
Eleven days earlier, the 18-year-old Bangladeshi woman had shaken up all of the social, political, and religious conventions in her hometown of Feni, a conservative, tiny village about 100 miles southeast of the country’s capital, Dhaka. According to Nusrat, the headmaster of her Islamic school had inappropriately touched her repeatedly in his office. Instead of sealing away the incident as a personal secret, Nusrat went to the police and made an official complaint.
The allegation had since gone public, sparking protests and threats — not at the older man accused of taking advantage of a young woman under his care, but at Nusrat.
So as final exams started, Nusrat was accompanied to the school by her brother for two days straight, a one-man protection detail, the Daily Star reported. But on the third day, April 6, he was blocked at the entrance.
“I tried to take my sister to school and tried to enter the premises, but I was stopped and wasn’t allowed to enter,” said Nusrat’s brother, Mahmudul Hasan Noman, told the BBC. “If I hadn’t been stopped, something like this wouldn’t have happened to my sister.”
What happened next would not only jolt Nusrat’s own community but also spur outrage across Bangladesh and beyond. A fellow student tricked Nusrat into going up on the roof, where four or five students dressed in burqas waited, the Guardian reported. The group demanded she retract her accusation.
When she refused, Nusrat was held down while kerosene was poured over her and a match was lit. Burns covered 80 percent of her body, the BBC reported. Nusrat died from her injuries four days after the attack, on April 10.
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yesterday by kohlmannj
Nusrat Jahan Rafi: Burned to death for reporting sexual harassment - BBC News
Nusrat was set on fire after accusing her headmaster of sexual harassment, but spoke out before dying.
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Life-threatening businesses not to be allowed in old Dhaka: mayor Khokon
Dhaka South city mayor Mohammad Sayeed Khokon at a discussion on Sunday said that he would not allow any life-threatening businesses in the city.
Dhaka South City Corporation organised the discussion on chemical business crisis and a way out on the Armanitola Playground in Old Dhaka.
Addressing as chief guest, the city mayor said that everyone should be aware about the danger of chemical business so that deadly incidents like Churihatta fire would not be repeat.
’Don’t store 35 flammable items of chemical in warehouses in Old Dhaka,’ he said.
He announced that a fire drill would take place at Armanitola Playground on Tuesday to prepare the local people.
He said that business is to bring prosperity to life, authority could not allow any business when it became the cause of death of many people.
Bangladesh  industrial  discovery  environmental  flammables 
12 days ago by dchas
Bangladesh Dalit and Excluded Rights Movement call for action at its national council meeting
More than 32 districts were represented at IDSN member BDERM’s 9th National Council meeting in Bangladesh. Discussions centered around the need for Dalits to be officially recognized by the Government if SDG goals of ‘leaving no-one behind’ were to truly be addressed.
2019  caste  Bangladesh  bderm  dalit  legislation 
16 days ago by idsn
Indigenous and Dalits of Bangladesh: Challenges and Way Forward for Inclusion in Rights and Services (Transparency International Report)
Transparency International have released a comprehensive report analyising the specific challenges of Dalits in Bangladesh.

The report offers key recommendations for the fulfilment of rights and inclusive public service provisions for Dalits in Bangladesh.
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