Judges of the Supreme Court have ordered the authorities concerned to properly enforce the Children Act 2013.
Justice Iman Ali of the Supreme Court’s Appellate Division, and Justice Nazrul Islam Talukdar and Justice Khijir Ahmed Chowdhury of the High Court Division issued the order while visiting Ramna and Tejgaon police stations in Dhaka on Friday morning.
“The Supreme Court has formed a committee – dubbed as Supreme Court Special Committee for Child Rights – to work for ensuring children’s rights. Following a decision of the committee, the three judges visited the two police stations to monitor whether the officials concerned at the stations are properly treating juvenile delinquents,” Supreme Court Special Officer Barrister Saifur Rahman said.
“The judges also gave advice to the officials on how to treat juvenile delinquents and suggested setting up separate desks to deal with their issues,” he added.
Meanwhile, a discussion on the act will be organized in the Supreme Court auditorium on Saturday. All deputy commissioners and child affairs officers of Dhaka Metropolitan Police have been asked to join the event.
This article was first published on banglatribune.com