The government ready to extend necessary support if they come forward in this regard, he added
Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq has said amendment to Hindu Law of Inheritance is demand of time as it is essential to ensure Hindu women’s right to property.
“But the government will not impose this on the Hindu community. The government is ready to extend necessary support if they come forward in this regard,” he said.
The minister stated these at a discussion on amending laws in light of the spirit of Liberation War, organized by Ekatturer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee (EGDNC) at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh on Thursday.
Presided over by Justice Shamsul Huda, it was also addressed by Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury Manik, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam, Nirmul Committee President Shahriar Kabir and Advocate Rana Dasgupta, among others.
“Bangladesh is a secular state. It belongs to a Muslim as much as a Hindu. We want to establish such a society where Muslim, Hindu and people of all faiths will live in peace and harmony and identify themselves as Bangladeshi, not by religions,” Anisul added.