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HC rules over rehabilitation, compensation of rape victims

Published : 24 Feb 2021 10:04 PM | Updated : 25 Feb 2021 01:06 AM

BSS, Dhaka

The High Court (HC) on Wednesday issued a rule asking authorities concerned to explain as to why it shall not pass order to rehabilitate and compensate victims of rape.

A High Court division virtual bench of Justice Md Mozibur Rahman Miah and Justice Md Kamrul Hossain Mollah passed the order. The court asked 15 officials concerned including home secretary, women and children affairs secretary and health secretary to reply the rule within seven days.

The court in its rule also asked as to why it shall not order to formulate rules to compensate rape victim children, regardless the case in this regard proved or not.

Barrister Abdul Halim and Advocate Ishrat Hasan took part in the hearing for a writ petition, which was filed by a charitable organization named Children Charity Foundation.