Taposh pledges to build safe Dhaka for women

AL mayoral candidate for DSCC elections Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh addresses a meeting, organised by Bangladesh Awami Jubo League, at Mahanagar Natya Mancha in Gulistan, Dhaka on 7 January 2020. Photo: Focus Bangla

Bangladesh Awami League’s mayoral candidate in the upcoming Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) polls Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh on Tuesday pledged to build a safe Dhaka for women if he is elected, reports UNB.

He made the promise while speaking at a meeting organised by Jubo League, the youth wing of the ruling party, at Mahanagar Natya Mancha in Gulistan in the capital.

Taposh’s pledge came following the rape of a Dhaka University student in the city’s Kurmitola area which triggered an angry outcry.

“Our hearts bleed when we see that our sister of Dhaka University is raped. We’ll ensure security for our mothers, sisters and aunts so that they can safely reach their destinations and workplaces. We’ll build such a Dhaka,” he said.

The AL mayoral aspirant also said time has come to make a turnaround and journey on a new path, and work with responsibility giving proper leadership for the advancement of Dhaka.

He underscored the need for using the DSCC elections as an opportunity to build Dhaka in a planned way.

“Dhaka has turned into an unplanned and polluted city. We’ve to save it. We can’t let it die. It must be revived,” he said while unveiling his plans for the development of the city if he is elected in the polls.

Jubo League chairman Sheikh Fazle Shams Parash, elder brother of Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, and general secretary Mainul Khan Nikhil were, among others, present here.

The elections of the two city corporations -– DSCC and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) –- will be held on 30 January.

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