HC issues rule over child marriage


PV Desk : A HC division bench comprising Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Mohammad Ullah passed the suo moto order, responding to a report published on October 29 in a national daily.

The rule also asked to explain why chairmen and members of union parishads, mayors and councilors of city corporations and municipalities will not be suspended for the child marriage taking place within their respective areas.

Secretaries of Public Administration, Local Government, Women and Children Affairs and Social Welfare ministries were made respondents to the rule and asked them to reply within the next four weeks.

Secretaries of Public Administration and Women and Children Affairs ministries were urged to inform the matter to all deputy commissioners and upazila nirbahi officers (UNO) immediately.