A group of children on Wednesday handed over a recommendation paper to National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque expressing concern over recent uptrend of abuse against children across the country.
In a discussion with a children delegation, NHRC chief expressed concern over the ‘delayed execution’ of the killers of children Rakib and Rajon.
On July 8, 2015, Samiul Alam Rajan was beaten to death in Sylhet’s Kumargaon over an alleged theft and coworkers killed Rakib Hawlader in Khulna by inserting gas pipe into his rectum in Augusts 2015.
“We are concerned over the rise in brutal torture and killing of children. The killers of Rakib and Rajan are now trying to escape by extending the timeline of the prosecution. All actors involved in the process should be sincere for implementation of the judgment,” NHRC Chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque said.
National Children Task Force (NCTF), a national level child rights organization, supported by Save the Children and Plan International Bangladesh, has been working on child rights issues since 2003.
In reply to a question of the delegation, NHRC chief said they have been working together with government agencies to reduce the time passing in prosecution.
“The rights-based organizations should raise voice on implementation of exemplary punishments for the culprits of child killing,” Hoque said and assured the delegation of any support on advocacy issue.
Regarding the rehabilitation of Rohingya children, Reazul Hoque recommended providing education to them in their mother language.
After the discussion NCTF members handed over a recommendation paper, based on recent child abuses across the country, to the NHRC chairman.
NCTF President Safayet Zamil Nowshan, child parliament speaker Meftahun Nahar, Plan International officials Faroque Alam Khan, Syeda Husne Kadery, Save the Children officials Abu Zafar Moahammad Hussain, Rahmatullah Rumi and Mamunur Rashid were, among others, present on the occasion.