The personal laws of the country’s religious communities govern most aspects of private life, including matters relating to marriage. Hindu law is the personal law of the Hindu citizens and is applicable in the matter of marriage, adoption, inheritance, gift, will etc.

A writ will be filed with the High Court if the authorities fail to take necessary measures to form policy in this regard
Supreme Court lawyer Tanay Kumar Saha

The Hindu community of Bangladesh is mainly governed by the Dayabhaga or Bengal School of Hindu law.

The Buddhist community also follows the Hindu law for personal matters in Bangladesh.

Essentially, it is arguing that the application of the personal law in Hindu and Buddhist women’s cases is infringing on the equal rights guaranteed by the Constitution.

“A writ will be filed with the High Court if the authorities fail to take necessary measures to form policy in this regard,” he said.