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The Daily star Editorial : 30-04-16

The Daily star Editorial : 30-04-16
by মোঃ মোজ্জাম্মেল হোছাইন

প্রথমে শব্দার্থগুলো পড়ে নিন
Underage:কম বয়স
Gamekeeper turned poacher: বিপরীত কার্যকলাপ, রক্ষক ভক্ষকের ভূমিকায় (someone whose occupation or behaviour is the opposite of what it previously was, such as a burglar who now advises on home security)
Coercion:বলপ্রয়োগ(Force, Compulsion)
Deplorable:শোচনীয়, দুঃখজনক (Pathetic, Woeful, Abject)
Pick up : তুলে নেওয়া (Lift, grasp)
Confinement:কারাবাস, বন্দি (Imprisonment)
Perpetrator:অপরাধী (Offender, convict)
Concede:স্বীকার করা, মেনে নেওয়া (Acknowledge, Allow, grant)
Amicable:বন্ধুত্বপূর্ণ, সৌজন্যপূর্ণ (Friendly, Conciliatory)
Evade: কৌশলে এড়িয়ে যাওয়া, পলায়ন করা (Escape, Slip-away)
Encourage:উত্সাহিত করা (Bield)
Mischief:কুকর্ম, অপরাধ (Agitation, harm)
Withdraw:প্রত্যাহার করা (Revoke, take off)
Stern:কঠোর (Rigorous)
Forced marriage of an underage girl
A case of gamekeeper turned poacher
The news of marriage of an underage girl after coercion and torture, allegedly by a policeman,is deplorable. Reportedly, a wireless operator of Dinajpur Kotwali police station picked up a 16-year-old girl on her way to tuition and beat her after putting her in confinement. There were injury marks on her body, and she had to be admitted to a hospital. Surprisingly, when the girl’s father went to the police station to file a case the police officials put pressure on him to settle the matter by marrying off his daughter to the perpetrator. The helpless father had to concede to the proposal, and later the marriage was held in secrecy againstthe will of the girl.
Forcing a child in marriage is a serious offence according to the law of the land. We wonder how the police officials asked the victim’s father to find an amicable solution instead of taking action against the offender and preventing an underage marriage. It is totally unacceptable. In cases of violence against women and children, we often see perpetrators evade punishment by forcing victims to settle the issue outside the legal framework. It only encourages criminals to do more mischief.
We are happy to note that the policeman has been withdrawn from duty, but we would like the authorities to seriously look into the issue and take stern action against the alleged culprit. The role of the officials of the police station is also questionable. They should be made to account for their role in the illegal marriage.


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