HC issues rule regarding birth registration certificates for street children

The High Court (HC) Thursday issued a rule asking why the concerned authorities should not be instructed to issue birth registration certificates to the street children across the country, reports BSS.

A High Court Division bench comprising Justice Md Mozibur Rahman Miah and Justice Khizir Hayat issued the rule Thursday. Barrister Tapos Kanti Baul was present at the hearing as the writ petitioner.

Earlier on 12 June, the petition was filed for an organisation named 'Sports for Hope and Independence', making Women and Children Affairs Secretary and Office of the Registrar General, Birth and Death Registration authorities respondents in the writ.

"According to the newspaper reports, more than two lakh street children in the country have no birth registration certificates. They cannot get enrolled into any school for this certificate. So we filed the writ for providing them the birth registration certificate," Barrister Baul said.