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Suborna protests in Parliament as teacher harassed for wearing bindi

Update : 04 Apr 2022, 11:20

Suborna Mustafa, a well-known actress and lawmaker, spoke up in parliament today about a woman who was allegedly harassed by a police officer for wearing a bindi.

"Where in the constitution, which law of Bangladesh says that a woman cannot wear a bindi?" Suborna questioned while placing a statement in the parliament.

She also urged that the accused cop be prosecuted.

Lata Samaddar, a theatre and media studies lecturer at Tejgaon College was harrased by a police for wearing a bindi on Saturday morning near her college. After noticing a bindi on her forehead, a police officer harassed yelled nasty words at her, according to a Tejgaon College teacher.

When she objected, the cop allegedly threatened her and attempted to run her over with his motorbike.

Later,  Lata Samaddar submitted a formal complaint with the Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station. 

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