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Juvenile Smoking Act 1919;


Mines Act of 1923;


Vagrancy Act of 1943;


The Children Act of 1974.

74.The Government has identified 14 Rules through an assessment and suggested to review and amend these laws to synchronise with the CRC articles. These are:

1.Bangladesh Passport Rules, 1974;

2.Passport Rules, 1955;

3.Muslim Marriages and Divorces (Registration) Rules, 1975;

4.Income Tax Rules, 1984;

5.Building Construction Rules, 1992;

6.Bangladesh Citizenship (Temporary Provisions) Rules, 1978;

7.Citizenship Rules, 1952;

8.Electoral Rolls Rules, 1982;

9.Control of Employment Rules, 1965;

10.Exporter, Importer and indenters (Registration) Act, 1981;

11.Export and Import Policy Order;

12.Municipal Corporation (Taxation) Rules, 1986;

13.Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (water connections); and

14.Levy of Water Rate Rules, 1966.

75.The Supreme Court of Bangladesh is aware of the rights of the child. Whenever any deviation occurs, it interferes either on complaint or on own motion, and issues rules containing directions for taking necessary/correct measures. Due to such orders passed by the High Court Division, total number of children in confinement has reduced remarkably in the recent years. The figure was 1303 in 2003 all over the country, which decreased to 395 in June 2007.

76.The above information suggests that though reduced overtime, still there is imprisonment of children in the Jails. Few are staying together with the adult offenders. As per a recent newspaper report, close to 300 children are living in the 3 correction centres, one located in Jessore (for boys), and two in Gazipur Distirct (one for girls and other for boys) having a capacity to accommodate a total of 500 children. The correction centres are now renamed as

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