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Children Act being overhauled; Bill placed  


Tuesday 26 June, 2018 06:03:55 pm

Children Act being overhauled; Bill placed  

Sangsad Bhaban, June 26 (UNB) - A bill titled ‘The Children (Amendment) Act, 2018’ was placed in Parliament on Tuesday with provisions of setting up one or more Children Tribunals in a district.

Social Welfare Minister Rashed Khan Menon placed the Bill in the House and it was sent to the respective Parliamentary Standing Committee for further examination.

The proposed law was formulated amending ‘The Children Act, 2013’ to further widen its avenue so that the trial process cannot be delayed.

According to the amended draft law, the existing Women & Children Repression Prevention tribunals will act as Children Tribunals which will try offences committed by the children.

According to the law, if any crime committed by adult and children then police have to submit their investigation reports separately for the children.

Another bill 'The Hindu Religious Welfare Trust Bill, 2018' was placed in Parliament. Religious Affairs Minister Principal Motiur Rahman placed the bill and it was sent to the respective scrutiny committee.

The proposed law will replace the Hindu Religious Welfare Trust Ordinance, 1983.