Marital status cannot be forced to be entered during admissions to educational institutions High Court
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Marital status cannot be forced to be entered during admissions to educational institutions

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 17 Feb 2023, 07:25 pm

Dhaka, February 17: The High Court has ruled that it cannot be forced to write marital status in the case of admission to educational institutions. Justice Naima Haider and Justice Md. Khairul Alam's High Court Bench decided the ruling issued on Thursday.

Deputy Attorney General Amit Das Gupta was representing the state in the court when the verdict was announced. He confirmed the verdict.

On November 14, 2017, lawyers Fariha Ferdous and Nahid Sultana Jeni filed a writ in the High Court with a report entitled 'What will the girl do now?'

According to the news of that newspaper, the girl was raped on June 6, 2013, while studying in the tenth grade. The people of the village kept pressuring the girl to marry the rapist. The local union council is also arbitrated. But the accused youth there denied everything. Arbitration breaks down. The girl's family cannot file a case under the threat of the adversary. At one stage, the girl was admitted to the One Stop Crisis Center (OCC) of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital when she became pregnant. Then a rape case was filed from OCC. After the case, the police arrested the accused. The DNA of the young man, the girl and her child were then tested. The test proved that the young man is the father of the child. The trial of the case started in the court. The court directed the girl to be sent to the Rajshahi Divisional Residential Center of the 'Women's Assistance Programme'. While there, the girl's SSC examination began. During the examination, the girl gave birth to a son on February 19, 2014, at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital.

The result of the SSC exam is published while staying in the accommodation center. Passed SSC with GPA-4.19 in the science department. Later he participated in the HSC exam from there. Later, with the help of lawyer Ashura Khatun and Dil Setara, Rajshahi divisional coordinator of the National Women Lawyers Association, the girl was left at home. In the meantime, the exam results are published. This time he passed with GPA-3.17. Meanwhile, on May 30, 2017, the court sentenced the rapist to life imprisonment. The court has asked the father to take responsibility for the child. Along with that, the father was fined Tk 1 lakh.

Even though she is not married due to having children, she is put in the queue of married women. He cannot fill the nursing college form. He is not married but has children. She is now considered a married woman. Or she has to write divorce from her husband in the form. The girl does not belong to any group.