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Bangladeshis speak up about rampant rapes in Islamic schools
Former Bangladeshi students are turning to social media to detail allegations of "rampant" sex abuse at the hands of teachers and older pupils in Islamic schools, breaking their silence on a taboo topic in the conservative country. Child abuse in madrasas has long gone unreported in Bangladesh, a Muslim-majority nation where hardline Islamist groups draw their support from the tens of thousands of schools across the nation of 169 million people. In July alone, at least five madrasa teachers were arrested on rape charges against boys and girls under their care.

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