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Law / The time-consuming fight of women to gain voting rights
« on: November 12, 2017, 01:39:24 AM »

In the course of the 18th and 19th centuries, a small number of places for example Sweden, France and the colonial Americas had intermittently permitted women to contingent vote in local elections. In 1893, New Zealand was the earliest country to provide women the lawful right to vote in governmental elections. Saudi Arabia has turn into the last one to award women the dead-on to vote in 2011.

UK, recognized as natal home of Westminster style of parliamentary democracy, was covering after New Zealand, to allowance women the right to vote. In United Kingdom no women were permitted to vote before 1918. The South Australia, one more colony of British Kingdom, ensured the alike in 1895.

Women had to scuffle for approximately one hundred years to gain the right to vote in United States of America. Several states of the USA although permitted women the right to vote, however till 1920, they were not permitted the right to procedure the franchise. After the confirmation of the 19th Alteration to the Constitution in 1920, every American women were assured the right to vote.

The 1st World War altered the common attitude in international politics about women. Maximum independent countries ratified women's rights to vote.
Amongst the Islamic countries, Turkey was the earliest country to endowment women the right to vote in 1930. More or less other Muslim countries were sluggish to provide women polling rights. Qatar given women the rights to vote in 2003, Kuwait in 2005 and UAE provided women the rights in 2006.

The British enact a regional Act In 1919, which had the authority to grant women's rights to vote in India and subcontinent. The British empower provided a structure of distinct electorates’ also distinct seats for women by the Government of India Act 1935.
After the independent of Pakistan in 1947. Women giant full suffrage. Existence a slice of Pakistan, women in Bangladesh have had the same voting rights since 1947. After the independent of Bangladesh in 1971 likewise assurances women the same voting right as men.

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Law / 73 percent women subject to cyber-crime in Bangladesh
« on: April 25, 2017, 09:28:28 PM »
Around 73 percent women who use the internet in Bangladesh are subject to cyber-bullying or another form of cyber-crime, State Minister for Post and Telecommunications Tarana Halim has said.
She was addressing the concluding ceremony at the two-day international workshop on ‘Digital Bangladesh: Cyber-crime, internet and broadband’ at a city hotel on Wednesday.

“Though 73 percent of the suffered from criminal activities on the internet by 23 percent of them do not make any complaint,” she said.

The minister said “we are proceeding towards building a digital Bangladesh at a fast pace, but our progress in making internet safe is slow. We have to work more to this end.”

According to the Association of Mobile Telecom Operators of Bangladesh (AMTOB), there are 60.68 million internet users, of which 21 percent use Facebook and 36 percent YouTube. Some 84 percent of the net users aged between 18 and 34.

Some 41 percent school students also suffer from cyber-bullying.

The minister suggested launching a campaign in schools for creating awareness on the issue.


The Supreme Court today( April 24, 2017) released the full text of its verdict on two appeals against a 2007 High Court judgement, saying that life imprisonment means jail sentence for rest of the life of the convict.

“Life imprisonment within the meaning of Section 53 read with Section 45 of the Penal Code means imprisonment for rest of the life of the convict,” the Appellate Division of the SC said.

According to the Section 57 of the Penal Code, in calculating fractions of terms of punishment, imprisonment for life shall be reckoned as equivalent to rigorous imprisonment for thirty years.

The SC explained its opinion in the full verdict saying that, “Section 57 of the Penal Code is only for the purpose of working out the fractions of the maximum sentence fixed for the principal offence, that is to say, if such provision is not made, it would have been impossible to work out the fractions of an indefinite term”.

The apex court on February 14 delivered the short verdict on the appeals of two convicts-- Ataur Mridha and Anwar Hossain-- who were sentenced to death by a lower court in a case filed for killing one Jamal in Savar in 2001.

The High Court later upheld the punishment of the two-- Ataur and Anwar.

A four-member Appellate Division bench headed by Justice Sinha commuted their death sentence to life term, but observed it meant imprisonment until natural death.

The SC judges in the full judgment today said, “A sentence of death awarded to an offender under Section 302 of the Penal Code is the rule and life imprisonment is an exception. The court may commute death sentence to life imprisonment of a prisoner on extenuating circumstances and in that case it must assign reasons therefore”, it observed.

The apex court said, “If the High Court Division or this court commutes a sentence of death to imprisonment for life and directs that the prisoner shall have to suffer rest of his natural life, such type of cases would be beyond the application of remission”.

“In exercise of power under article 49 of the constitution, the President has the power to grant pardon, reprieves and respite and to remit, suspend or commute any sentence even after the commutation of sentence by this court or the High Court Division,” the SC judges said.

“The appeal, is therefore, dismissed with commutation of the sentence of the appellants to imprisonment for rest of the life. Let a copy of this judgment be communicated to the Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and the Inspector General of Prisons for information and taking steps in respect of life sentence prisoners” they added.


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