HC seeks explanation about birth certificate of street children

Publish: 9:12 PM, June 30, 2022 | Update: 9:12:PM, June 30, 2022

The High Court on Thursday issued a rule seeking explanation as to why a direction should not be given to provide birth certificate to street children .

It also wanted to know why not giving birth certificates to the street children should not be declared illegal .

The bench of Justice Mozibur Rahman Miah and Justice Khizir Hayat issued the rule after hearing a petition.

Women and children affairs secretary, home secretary, registrar of the Office of the Registrar General, Birth and Death Registration have been made the respondents to the rule.

Respondents have been asked to respond to the rule within the next four weeks.

The court also directed the respondents to submit a progress report within three months on the measures taken to provide birth certificate to the street children.

Advocate Taposh Kanti Bol and advocate George Chowdhury stood for the petitioner while Deputy Attorney General Bipul Bagmar represented the state.

On May 20, the social welfare organisation ‘Sports for Hope and Independence’ filed the writ petition to give birth certificate to street children.