valiant officers of Ramna Police Station brought girls out kicking
and screaming from Shamsunnahar Hall of Dhaka University to
take them to prison. Talk about human rights!
am at present studying in Grand Forks, North Dakota at the University
of North Dakota, and I remember the day my Abbu bid me farewell
at the airport saying "ma, watch out ... there are both good
and bad people. Keep with the good and stay away from the bad
and you will be fine". So far so true.
arrived alone, scared, in a new country ready to call it home.
Coupled with images of the New York Times calling New York City
the most crime infested city lurking in my head, I was scared
that I was leaving real home and security behind to find God
now thousand miles away from home I live in a secure residence
hall where watch is constantly monitored and since I work for
the housing, we not only have padlocks on each and every door
but also have individual keys, alarm systems, video cameras.
Threat to violence is taken seriously and dealt with promptly.
are just a tad bit different here than in Bangladesh. A Justice
does not arrive the next day to sit on his soft cushion and
listen to 40 girls' woes for an hour and let everyone know that
the "documentation" will be completed in half a month or so.
Is it life's irony that I am safer than those girls at home
ever were? What exactly is being done to help these girls?
the end of the day you really don't want to ask your daughter
if she prefers to stay and study at home because it is "safer",
or study and live abroad on her own. Hopefully you and your
daughter make the right decision.
Courtesy: The Daily Star