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Bangladesh scraps women-only seaside zone after social media outcry

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Government in Bangladesh’s major vacationer hotel scrapped a devoted seaside segment for ladies and youngsters after a social media outcry over gender segregation, officers mentioned the day before today. On Wednesday afternoon, Cox’s Bazar officers inaugurated a bit of the coastline at the global’s longest herbal sea seaside as an unique zone for ladies and youngsters.

However hours later, the management issued a press unlock announcing that it had “withdrawn its resolution” after “adverse feedback”. Abu Sufian, a senior respectable in Cox’s Bazar, advised AFP the segment have been created following requests from conservative ladies within the Muslim-majority nation.

“They asked a devoted seaside segment for themselves, as a result of they felt shy and insecure in a crowded position,” he mentioned. Previous this month the group rape of a girl in Cox’s Bazar sparked an outcry over ladies’s protection within the town.

However the transfer to cordon off a bit of the seaside led to uproar on social media, with critics announcing it was once pandering to hardline Islamists who nonetheless wield substantial affect within the nation. “That is Talebistan,” veteran journalist and commentator Syed Ishtiaque Reza wrote on Fb, regarding the Taleban in Afghanistan.

Any other commentator in comparison it to “Mollahtantra”, which interprets as hardline Islamist ideology. Portions of Bangladesh society stay very conservative, and lately, a hardline Islamist team has held huge rallies challenging segregation of the sexes in offices and factories.

Loads of hundreds consult with Cox’s Bazar all through festive sessions, and the tourism sector has boomed lately. To offer safety to the rising selection of vacationers, government have arrange a tourism police unit to patrol seaside cities. – AFP

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