Bangladesh’s main tourist destination, a coastal strip was reserved for women and children to enjoy freedom and without fear, but now it has removed the coastal strip and allowed men to enter the area. Has gone
A day earlier, Cox’s Bazar officials had inaugurated a section of the world’s longest natural coastline in Bangladesh for women and children only, according to the International News Agency.
The coastal area for women and children was fenced off and men were not allowed to enter. The move was made at the request of veiled women.
These women were of the opinion that they felt ashamed in a crowded place and did not even consider themselves safe, so there should be a section on the beach where there were only women and children.
However, just hours after the inauguration of the section, the move was criticized on social media, saying the country was being turned into an extremist Islamic country, with some calling it Talibanisation.
Following criticism on social media and public pressure, Cox’s officials withdrew the decision, removing the quota for women and children.
Earlier this month, the incident of gang-rape of a woman in Cox’s Bazar had raised eyebrows over the safety of women across the city and the demand for separate recreational areas for women was on the rise.