Objectionable Remarks Made by Barrister Mainul Hosein Against Journalist Masuda Bhatti: Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK)’s Condemnation and Protest

Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) strongly condemns the objectionable remark that was made by Barrister Mainul Hosein against the journalist, Masuda Bhatti, in a private television channel talk-show.

On 16 December 2018, journalist Masuda Bhatti was present in a talk show as a discussant in the private television channel, Ekattor. In this discussion, Barrister Mainul Hosein communicated with the studio from outside. At one point during the discussion, Barrister Hosein said to Masuda Bhatti, “I thank you for your audacity. I want to believe that you are a debauchee.”

Such an offensive remark against a woman by a senior lawyer is completely unexpected and absolutely unacceptable. We condemn such an action and express our protest. We believe that through this remark, he expressed his narrow perspective he has against women.