Pass anti-discrimination law

The Daily Star

December 06, 2014 #

Eminent rights activist Sultana Kamal yesterday called for enactment of the proposed Anti-Discrimination Act 2014 immediately to protect the rights of the disadvantaged citizens of the country.

“It is embarrassing that even after 43 years of independence, some people of our society are still struggling to earn dignity,” the executive director of Ain o Salish Kendra said at a discussion titled “Anti-Discrimination Act is Needed to Establish Dignity”.

Sultana Kamal said though a law could not ensure human rights, it was needed to fight discriminations legally. A former caretaker government adviser, she underscored the need for a united struggle to establish the rights of Harijans and other deprived communities.

Bangladesh Harijan Oikya Parishad and Kushtia-based NGO FAIR in association with Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) organised the discussion in the capital’s Bangladesh Medical Association Auditorium to mark Global Dignity Day (October 15).

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