Women and Children Repression Prevention Act approved
Published: 04:22 PM, 25 October 2020
Cabinet Secretary Khandaker Anwarul Islam
The Cabinet has given final approval to the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act (amended). The approval was given at a virtual cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday.
Cabinet Secretary Khandaker Anwarul Islam said this at a limited press briefing at the Secretariat after the meeting.
The Prime Minister attended the virtual meeting from Ganobhaban and other members of the Cabinet from the Secretariat.
The Cabinet Secretary said the Cabinet has approved in principle the draft of the ‘Prevention of Violence against Women (Amendment) Act 2020’. An ordinance has been issued a few days ago. As there was no parliament, it was brought as an ordinance.
“That is what has been presented as a draft law,” he said, adding that the final vetting has been done subject to the approval of the Ministry of Law.
If there is an ordinance in the absence of the parliament, it has to be presented in the parliament when the parliament starts. That draft has been brought today. The ordinance has been approved to be converted into law, he also said.
It is worth to be mentioned that weekly Cabinet meetings are usually held every Monday. Tomorrow is a public holiday due to Durga Puja. So this week’s Cabinet meeting was held one day ahead today.