#OddDotSelfie, an atypical protest of female celebrities wearing 'tip'



Entertainment Desk, Barta24.com
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For a few days, the female stars in the country have been posting photos of them in the social media wearing 'tip' on their forehead here and there, instead of on the middle between eyebrows, where females wear them typically. Mostly they are posting selfies which they are calling #OddDotSelfie.

Seeing them, other women from different walks of life are also doing the same thing.

Why this hashtag selfie all of a sudden!

t is learned that this event started on the social media with the aim to building public opinion to prevent violence against women keeping the International Women's Day (March 8) ahead.

On March 3, theatre personality Sara Zaker posted a message on her wall on Facebook urging people to join the protest. Where she herself published an 'odddotselfie'. She also gave a tutorial how to take the picture. Actors like Jaya Ahsan, Zakia Bari Mom, Nusrat Imrose Tisha, Masuma Rahman Nabila, Mithila, Sarah Alam immediately responded and posted their photos in social media.

The remarkable thing is that the tip on the forehead of all of them is slightly displaced from the designated place. They think this inconsistency is basically the language of protest that started on February 27.

The message of the campaign is, "One in every three women in Bangladesh is a victim of torture and violence at home and outside. But the protests against it had never been enough. Because in our society, women are taught to suffer in silence. But we want every woman to break this taboo and raise her voice. Because it is only possible to stop this violence by speaking up without remaining silent.

And so, #OddDotSelfie is a protest against violence against women.

Expressing solidarity with this message, apart from the actress, social media influencers and ordinary women of the country are also participating in the protest.

Apart from actress Sara Zaker, two organizations related to advertising agency Asiatic, Radio Shadhin and Mangaldeep Foundation are working behind this campaign.

Radio Swadhin's RJ Ahona said, "Many people are asking, how can a tip be the language of protest? I think it's a unity. Through this, we are standing up against violence. All women talk about the same thing. That's why we started this campaign.”

Jaya Ahsan, the award winning actresses, said, "We women make ourselves beautiful by tipping on our foreheads. On social media, pictures of smiling faces wearing our tip keep getting likes. But is this the picture of all of us inside the house? One in three women in the country is a victim of violence. Their beauty is soaked in blood. Hence their tip is getting slipped. Their dignity as human beings is eroding. Let's protest against violence against women.”

Actress Zakia Bari Momo's message is, "Violence against women is increasing every year! Now is not the time to be silent. It's time to protest.”

In 1975, the United Nations recognized March 8 as International Women's Day. However, the history of the day is older and more extensive.

After the reform of the quota I will again stand by the government: Mehzabeen



Masid Ron, Senior Newsroom Editor, Barta24.com Dhaka:
Mehzabeen Chowdhury

Mehzabeen Chowdhury

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Mehjabeen Chowdhury, the most popular actress of TV dramas, has also stood up against the ongoing violence against students with a strong voice. Highlighting the information of the Qur'an-Hadith today (Thursday) wrote a long text on the social handle. Mehjabeen Chowdhury's full text is presented here-

I have learned since childhood that family-society-state does not support raising hands on women. Our holy scriptures also never teach violence against women. It is said in the Holy Quran, "Be kind to women". It is said in the hadith, "The best of you are those who behave well with women".

But unfortunately, we have to see different pictures and shocking videos in the media or social media these days. Not one, not two, but countless of my sisters are being brutally attacked and bloodied. How cruel, what brutal! I will come to the topic of justice and injustice later, but I will say from my position: this violence against women cannot be accepted even on the pretext of the highest argument. 'No' means 'no'; not at all what did the students do? They were vocal about their rights. Quota reforms were demanded. So? Anyone can claim freedom in a democratic country. But raising hands on a woman, killing a promising young man like 'Abu Sayed' - does this fall under the level of civilization? Was there no other solution? Why do you have to shoot?

The situation may return to normal today or tomorrow. But the mother's chest is empty, the smile on the family's face is gone, can we fill that emptiness in exchange for something else? Not at all, history is a witness that no matter how great the power is, no one has ever achieved anything by overpowering the student society. So why this failed boom? We always cherish the great freedom war or our brave freedom fighters. We are proud that the brave freedom fighters sacrificed their lives to give us a free country. But in this country, one cannot express one's own feelings, one cannot demand rights, above all else, the identity of merit cannot be seen as the greatest, if you go against the wishes of the administration, you will be attacked and you will have to give your life prematurely - what is the dream of Bangladesh? Did you see our brave freedom fighters? I don't think so.

From rise in commodity prices, to question paper leaks to corruption - we remain silent on almost all issues. Even if the keeper becomes the eater, we sit in silence. Wait, maybe a solution will come. If not today, it will come in two days. On other issues we are not as vocal on social media. So why are you late? Why are common people like us condemning the action of the government regardless of party affiliation on the issue of quota reform? The reason is one; quota reform is the need of the hour. It is important to solve it as soon as possible. It should not be forgotten that we, the common people, clapped our hands with pride for many milestone achievements of the government including Metro Rail, Padma Bridge, Fly Over etc. I gave cheeky compliments. I joined social media. Surely, we will stand by the government again after the quota reform is done according to the demands of the students. I will cooperate with the government to solve all the problems of the country as a party. We will move the country forward together.

After all, students are the future of tomorrow. Mehjabeen Chowdhury appealed to the honorable Prime Minister and the Supreme Court to support their logical demands without suppressing them. I believe we will not be disappointed.

At the end of the post, the actress used the hashtag #SaveBangladeshiStudents. He added a collage of three photos of the ongoing movement.

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Salman was injured by physically joining the quota movement



Masid Ron, Senior Newsroom Editor, Barta24.com
Photo: Popular YouTuber Salman Muktadir has personally participated in the quota movement

Photo: Popular YouTuber Salman Muktadir has personally participated in the quota movement

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Popular YouTuber Salman Muktadir was the first showbiz star to take part in the quota movement. Meanwhile, a picture of the star wearing a mask has gone viral on social media. And without reading that film, Salman is getting great praise.

But a little while ago, another video of Salman has spread on social media. It is seen that some people are taking care of this star because he was attacked. He was slightly injured while physically participating in the quota movement.

A person posted that picture of Salman and wrote on Facebook, "Among the so-called popular figures, I saw only Salman Muktadir joining the movement directly on the field. Known to most as the 'rude boy'.

Salman Muktadir also posted on Facebook before joining the movement directly on the field. On July 16, Salman wrote on his Facebook, 'Is there any student who is infected or unable to enter the hall? I will take care of you. But it is impossible for me to filter through millions of messages or posts. So see if you have any mutual friends in my friend list and knock me.'

He also wrote, 'If you need a place to stay or you need medical care, I'm here. Just saw some videos where people can't enter their halls. If that's not enough, apologize again. I am truly heartbroken and embarrassed. I feel ashamed that I am really popular and not getting any help.' 

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Swastika's emotional status on the quota movement



Entertainment Desk, Barta24.com, Dhaka
Indian actress Swastika Mukherjee

Indian actress Swastika Mukherjee

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Students are protesting across the country demanding quota reforms in government jobs. Turbulent streets in one-point demand, YouTubers including filmmakers, actors and actresses have expressed solidarity with the protestors seeking quota reform. But this time the stars outside the country have also united on that issue. Recently, popular Indian actress Swastika Mukherjee opened her mouth on the quota issue.

In an emotional post on her Facebook account, the Indian actress wrote, 'I have not been in my country for almost a month. There is hardly any Third World news on US news channels. And I'm not much of a phone bug, so it was late to hear such bad news.

I went to Bangladesh a few months ago, I really wanted to go to Jahangirnagar University. Had the good fortune to go to art will be a memorable day of life. Every time I come, I can't go because of my busy schedule, my mother also wanted to go to Bangladesh, but she was not taken, but today I saw a video, the smoke of bullets. University students are affected. When the student age is over, Jahangirnagar and Jadavpur are very close to me. Kath Golap trees are also similar. The clouds in the sky are the same. Only today there is the smell of gunpowder.'

'The field is heavy with fog

Rootmarch fades to the horizon

Is it lying in the middle of the road?

I sit down and pick it up

Cut off your head, whale. '

'I have never seen such a hospitable nation, the invitation for food never ends, where else can I see such a beautiful display of language all over the road? Eyeglass wall writing? Perhaps it is possible for a nation to take the oath of liberation war.

Today, I'm feeling restless. I am also a mother of children. I hope Bangladesh will be calm. I am far away, I can only pray this.

Light from the source of darkness - that is our light... Let there be light... Let it be good for all.' 

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I never appeared BCS exam, the whole thing is fake: Tahsan



Entertainment Desk, Barta24.com
I never appeared BCS exam, the whole thing is fake: Tahsan

I never appeared BCS exam, the whole thing is fake: Tahsan

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The Bangladesh Public Service Commission (PSC) question paper leak has sparked a storm of criticism across the country. In the meantime, music-actor Tahsan Rahman Khan and his mother's name suddenly came into discussion. This artist has been criticized by netizens on social media. They are making abusive comments about this popular singer without verifying it.

Tahsan's mother is the former PSC chairman. It is also claimed that Tahsan stood first in BCS(foreign service cadre) by abusing the power of his mother Zinatun Nesa. Finally, Tahsan opened up about the matter.

Recently, Tahsan told the media that the matter of appearing in the BCS is completely fake. In Tahsan's words, 'I have never appeared on the BCS exam. Being first in the foreign service cadre in the 24th BCS is out of the question.

When asked about the inclusion of his mother's name, the star said, "There is a mistake here. This driver is just like any other driver in the office. He is not my mother's driver.'

Meanwhile, rumor scanners on social media reported that Tahsan's omission from the 24th BCS Viva was not true. It has been said there that the preliminary examination of the 24th BCS was held on February 28, 2003. However, the Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) canceled the examination on March 3 due to the allegations of question leakage. Later, the 24th BCS preliminary exam was again held and the recruitment process was completed through written exam and viva- voce.

Incidentally, three officials of Bangladesh Public Service Commission (PSC) and 17 officials including former driver Syed Abed Ali are involved in the BCS question leak. They have already been arrested. In the main discussion among them is Syed Abed Ali, the driver. Tahsan's name came indirectly from the source of Abed Ali on social media.

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