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.