Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has stressed the need for enhancing public awareness alongside enforcement of laws to resist child marriage in the country.
“All should work together to prevent the child marriage in the society,” she said at a rally in Ullapara of Sirajganj on Thursday, said a Parliament Secretariat handout.
The Speaker was addressing as the chief guest in the rally on ‘Women Empowerment and Prevention of Child Marriage’ at Ullapara Government Akbar Ali College ground.
“There are social and economic reasons behind the child marriage. The public representatives will have to aware the people about the consequences of child marriage and legal provisions in the regards,” Dr Shirin said.
She urged all to make neighbours aware against the child marriage to get good results in removing the social disease.
The Speaker said different steps taken by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have made the women empowered to a large extent.
Noting that the half of the country’s population is women, she said the development of women community is a part of the overall development of the country.
Tanveer Imam MP (Sirajganj-4), Gazi MM Amjad Hossain Milon MP (Sirajgani-3), Sirajganj’s Deputy Commissioner Kamrun Nahar Siddique and its Superintendent of Police Miraz Uddin Ahmed, Ullapara municipality’s mayor SM Nazrul Islam and Upazila Parishad chairman Maruf Bin Habib, among others, spoke at the meeting presided over by Awami League’s Ullapara Upazila unit president Shahidul Islam.