HC ‘astonished’ at household courtroom’s order asking mom at hand over custody of daughter to father
The High Court today suspended a family court order asking a mother to hand over custody of her 10-year-old daughter to her father. You got divorced over two years ago.
The bench of judges M. Enayetur Rahim also ordered that the daughter remain in the care of her mother and that her father can visit her if he so wishes.
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The HC’s suspension order remains in effect for one month or until regular judicial activity is resumed.
The HC-Bank issued the order following a civil action brought by the mother, in which the order of the family court was challenged.
Judge Enayetur Rahim was amazed at the order of the family court and wondered how the family court could issue such an order.
The petitioner’s attorney, AKM Fakhrul Islam, told The Daily Star that the child’s parents married in 2007.
The child’s mother is now the Vice President of Trust Bank and the father is a businessman.
They were separated in 2018 and their divorce decree went into effect on May 12, 2019.
The child lives with her mother in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi district and her father in Gazipur, the lawyer said.
The child’s father filed a lawsuit in Dhaka Family Court in June this year, seeking custody.
On June 30, the family court ordered the child to be in the father’s care for 21 days each month and with the mother only on Fridays and Saturdays.
Citing an appeals chamber ruling, attorney Fakrul Islam said a girl of divorced parents should remain in the care of her mother until she grows up.
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