The High Court on Monday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why mother’s name should not be included along with father’s one for a citizen’s identity.
The HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil issued the rule after hearing a writ petition filed by Advocate Jobaida Parvin.
Home and law secretaries, Bangladesh Judicial Service Commission and Bangladesh Supreme Court Registrar General were asked to respond to the rule in four weeks.
Assistant Attorneys General Samira Tarannum Rabeya and Suchira Hossain stood for state while Advocate Suraiya Begum represented the petitioner.
The Women and Children Affair Ministry issued a gazette earlier which made it compulsory to include mother’s name in children’s identity but it is yet to be implemented, said Suraiya Begum.