A group of thuggish supporters of pro-jihadist Jamaat-e-Islami and pro-Caliphate Hefazat-e-Islam assaulted a female college student in Narsingdi district in Bangladesh for wearing jeans and tops.
According to media reports, the female college student was travelling by railway along with two of her male classmates. As the train arrived at Narsingdi railway station, a group of thuggish supporters of pro-jihadist Jamaat-e-Islami and pro-Caliphate Hefazat-e-Islam charged the female as to why she was wearing jeans and tops in a Muslim country. They even said, the female was violating sharia rule and causing insult to Islam. As the male classmates of the female student protested the matter, the group of radical Muslims began physically assaulting the female student along with her male companions. They also charged one of the male companions as to why he had tattoo in his hand. This incident took place in broad-day-light while several people had videoed the entire incident and uploaded on social media. As the situation deteriorated, the female student had to run and take shelter inside the office of the station master to save her life from the unruly attackers. Railway Police rescued the female student along with her male companions and boarded them in a Dhaka-bound train. But the law enforcement agencies did not take any action against the attackers.
Following the incident, the victim female student asked the station master as to whether wearing jeans and tops is a crime in a secular Bangladesh.
According to media reports, in the recent days a group of radical Muslims, mostly belonging to Jamaat-e-Islami and Hefazat-e-Islam are bullying females for wearing jeans and shirt and jeans and tops and even for not wearing hijab and burqa. In some cases, madrassa teachers and students are also targeting people for wearing “un-Islamic” attire.
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