Bangladesh MP proposes outlaw on marriages for working couples; draws criticism

Law minister Anisul Huq called the proposal a demonstration of the "freedom of speech"



The Parliament of Bangladesh had declined to consider a bizarre proposal on Saturday by an independent lawmaker who suggested an outlaw on marriages among the working people to address the country's unemployment issue, drawing sharp criticism from fellow parliamentary members.


Rezaul Karim who is an independent lawmaker had explains that working couples children were often subjected to abuse by housemaids.


Karim said, "Men holding jobs want to marry working women, likewise, women in service want to marry service holders"


He added, "if the trend continues you can't resolve the unemployment problem in the country."


The proposal of Karim had created laughter in the House and few of his colleagues mocked him.


Law minister Anisul Huq called the proposal a demonstration of the "freedom of speech".


The law minister has said on this that he , cannot move two steps off the House if he accept the proposal which is unconstitutional.


Bangladesh's law minister, Anisul Huq said that being a public representative, he could not imperil his own career by accepting such a bizarre proposal.


Huq added that as the country has the freedom of speech, Karim can say whatever he likes and he is just taking the advantage of that freedom.


Rezaul Karim became an independent lawmaker for the first time in 2018 from a constituency in northwestern Bogra district and last year drew sharp criticism by blaming the feminist campaigns for the breaching incidents of rape.


Karim halso seized media attention the same year by posting a profile picture holding a pistol in his hand on his Facebook official account .

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