At the time, she was just 16, and her job in a garment factory in Chittagong was difficult and paid very little. So she put her trust in a male friend who said that he could smuggle them across the border to Mumbai, India, and find better work for her. The man smuggled Maleka and her daughter to Mumbai as promised, but instead of finding her a job in a factory, he sold her to a brothel. Maleka was subsequently forced to work as a prostitute while Rasheda slept and played in the same room. They lived there for over a year before they could flee. She finds it difficult to recall the exact events of the two years that followed.
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Zafar Sobhan Published at It seems self-evident that lowering the age from 18 to 16, as the government proposes to do, is a poor idea, and I hope that the government listens to the legions of experts and critics of the proposed legislation, and that good sense prevails. The argument that the age of marriage is 16 in many other countries such as the UK with parental consent is irrelevant to the case at hand. The UK does not have a problem with early marriage, Bangladesh does. If the marriage age in the UK were raised to 18 it would make very little difference and impact very few lives. But in Bangladesh, the proposed change in the law would impact millions and have far-reaching consequences, none of them good. At a very basic level there is a lot of data out there to show that the later a woman gets married, the later she will typically have her first child, and that this is correlated to a raft of desirable social outcomes, both for the woman and the child.
Comments 15 Historical Bengal region in the north- eastern part of South Asia. Mainly inhabited by Bengalis , whose native language is Bengali. Since , Bengal was divided along religious lines into two parts: It should be noted that the Bengalis - one of the most numerous peoples in the world. Their number is more than million people.
Just inches away , the tiny two-year-old girl is close enough to feel the animal's breath on the back of her neck. Yet Avery Thompson stands motionless, oblivious to the lb beast as he stretches out one of his deadly paws to touch her shoulder. She appears to be just seconds away from certain death in this breathtaking picture, but little Avery is actually perfectly safe. Almos the Royal White Bengal tiger is behind a thick pane of glass.