Judge withdrawn over forcing touching her feet in Bogura

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Update : Friday, March 24, 2023

Bogura Additional District & Sessions Judge Begum Rubaiya Yasmin has been withdrawn from her post over of forcing the parents of two female school students to apologize to her by touching her feet.

She has been transferred to the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, said a notice Signed by Md Mizanur Rahman, deputy registrar (Administration and Judicial) of the High Court Division of Bangladesh Supreme Court, on Thursday.

The notification said that the court agreed with the government’s proposal regarding the transfer of Bogura Additional District and Sessions Judge Begum Rubaiya Yasmin.

Previously, a three-member probe committee was formed to investigate whether anyone else, including the head teacher of the school, was involved in the incident.

Protesting the insult of the mothers of two students, the agitated students of Bogura Government Girls High School staged demonstrations in two phases blocking the road in front of the school from 3pm to 8pm on Tuesday.

The incident started following a Face book post by the judge’s daughter, a student of class VIII, about cleaning the classroom.

Talking to the students, it was known that the students of Bogura Government Girls High School regularly sweep and clean the classrooms by rotation.

A few days ago, the daughter of Begum Rubaiya Yasmin, additional district and session’s judge, enrolled at the school under a government quota.

The judge’s daughter was supposed to sweep the classroom on Monday. But as she is the judge’s daughter, she refused to do it, the protesting students claimed.

She had an argument with her classmates about this. That night, the student made a post on Face book describing the students as slum girls. Four female students protested her comment.

Meanwhile, after learning about the matter from her daughter, the judge asked the head teacher of the school, Rabeya Khatun, to call the parents of the students on Tuesday. Four students and their parents came to the headmistress’s room at around 11am.

The judge then threatened to send the students and their parents to jail under the Digital Security Act (DSA). She also forced two guardians to apologize by touching her feet.

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