Monday, 23 May, 2022

HC rules for formulating policy over polygamy

The High Court (HC)  issued a rule on Wednesday asking authorities concerned to explain as to why it shall not issue an order to formulate a policy over polygamy for the sake of protecting family life.

The court also asked officials concerned to explain as to why it shall not declare illegal the rules that allow polygamy without ensuring equal rights of all the wives of the same husband.

A High Court division bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order after holding hearing on a writ filed in this regard. 

The court asked secretaries of both the divisions of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs and Ministry of Religious Affairs Secretary to reply the rule. 

Supreme Court lawyer Ishrat Hasan filed the writ, challenging the concerned section of The Muslim Family Laws Ordinance, 1961. Advocates Ishrat Hasan and Jamiul Haque Foysal moved the plea before the court. Deputy Attorney General Bipul Baghmer stood for the state.