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November 10, 2012
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What laws say of adoption

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Court Correspondent The Islamic Law does not recognize adoption as a filial mode. So it does not allow Muslims to adopt any child. On the other hand, adoption is recognized by the Hindu Law.

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November 10, 2012
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Poverty breeds desperation

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Staff Correspondent For a poor woman like Putali Begum in a cruel city like Dhaka, sometimes the only way to stay alive is to sell one’s child. Putali says she almost became insane with a cocktail of grief, regret and … Continue reading

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Ombudsperson for children

November 10, 2012
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Ombudsperson for children

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An institution felt imperative Staff Correspondent Although the government in its National Children Policy, 2011 has created the legal provision to appoint an Ombudsman for children to contribute to their welfare and rights, no visible progress has been made in … Continue reading

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November 10, 2012
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Why establish an Ombudsperson?

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* To improve the performance of public administration * To improve government accountability to the public * To improve citizens’ access to the administration Some essential characteristics of an Ombudsperson include: * Independence from the government: an ombudsperson should stand … Continue reading

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