Photo post: Foreign couple treated like aliens on Dhaka street


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I found them walking on Dhanmondi Road#32 towards the Bangabandhu Museum on Sunday afternoon. Several street children were accompanying them — mainly for some alms and also out of curiosity. The bystanders including policemen sitting or walking were starring at them, no, actually at the girl, whose dress was relatively aggressive in the eyes of common women of this Muslim-majority country.

Since the Hefazat movement against atheists and progressive women in 2013, the number of women wearing burqa or hijab has risen significantly. Moreover, following the recent incidents of rape and sexual assaults, many people have been blaming women and their dresses for being persecuted.image

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