Discriminatory personal lawsThe personal laws governing marriage, separation, divorce and maintenance explicitly discriminate against women. The personal laws are different for women belonging to the four major religions in Bangladesh – Muslims, Christians, Hindus and Buddhists. It elaborates on Muslim personal law and its discriminatory aspects, as the law leaves very little room for the wife to exercise consent and choice in her marriage. Divorce is also discriminatory and complicated for women under Christian personal law – men can divorce if they allege that their wife has committed adultery. The Evidence Act 1872 also discriminates against women with disabilities, in particularly women with intellectual disabilities.
Source: Dhaka Tribune March 08, 2018 12:33 UTC