Marriage registrars should play due role to stop family dispute: Shafique

Union council will issue certificate if both sides can not converge


DHAKA : Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Barrister Shafique Ahmed on Saturday urged the marriage registrars (qazis) to put their best efforts to stop family disputes considered as one of the social menaces, reports BSS.
“Divorce will not come into immediate effect until a conciliatory meeting between the two sides (husband and wife) is held under the behest of respective Union Council Board. If both the sides can not come into an understanding within three month, the Union Council will issue a certificate in this regard,” he said while speaking as the chief guest at the national conference at Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) in the city. Bangladesh Muslim Marriage Registrars Association organised the conference with its president Moulana Khalilur Rahman Sardar in the chair. State Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Advocate Quamrul Islam spoke as the special guest.
Barrister Shafique said marriage registrars would register divorce application after receiving a certificate, which would be issued by the Union Council Board through an understanding meeting in presence of husband and wife.
He asked the marriage registrars to ensure fulfilment of the set guidelines relating to marriage and divorce and register divorce applications following the policy. The Minister also assured to fulfil logical demands of Muslim Marriage Registrars Association and urged them to play their significant role to stop child marriage, frequent divorces and the dowry system.
Advocate Quamrul Islam said that many Hakkani Alems did not extend their support to the atrocities unleashed by the occupation Pakistani forces on Bangalees in 1971.
“Holding the trial of the war criminals is our moral responsibility and we will have to discharge our sacred duty with the completion of the war crimes trial,” he said.