Women casting votes in 11th General Elections in Bangladesh (Photo: ANI)
Women casting votes in 11th General Elections in Bangladesh (Photo: ANI)

Bangladesh: Women barred from voting in two constituencies

ANI | Updated: Dec 30, 2018 17:36 IST

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Dec 30 (ANI): In the polling for the 11th General Elections in Bangladesh on Sunday, women were denied the right to vote in the constituencies of Noakhali-4 and Chattogram-2.
The women in the area alleged that the men from the ruling party allegedly barred them from exercising their right to cast votes, reported The Daily Star. The women were also allegedly physically harassed.
"The men told us that they will only let us cast our votes to the Awami League. They also scuffled with us to not let us vote," the women revealed
Around 20-30 women alleged that ruling party man bothered them as they were waiting in line to cast their votes in Chattogram-2 constituency, at Moddho Doulotpur Government Primary School polling centre of Fatikchori area.
"They also tried to bar us from getting out of our homes, but we managed to reach the centre, and tried to drive us away," the women voters stated. (ANI)

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