Mother’s name to be attached for citizen’s identity: HC
Published : 21 May 2019, 10:56
The High Court on Monday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why mother's name should not be attached along with father's one for a citizen's identity.
Home and law secretaries, Bangladesh Judicial Service Commission and Bangladesh Supreme Court Registrar General were asked to respond to the rule in four weeks.
The HC bench of justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and justice Razik-Al-Jalil issued the rule after hearing a writ petition filed by lawyer Jobaida Parvin.
Assistant attorney generals Samira Tarannum Rabeya and Suchira Hossain stood for state while lawyer Suraiya Begum represented the petitioner.
The women and children affairs ministry issued a gazette earlier which made it compulsory to include mother's name in children's identity but it is yet to be implemented, said Suraiya Begum.
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