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22/02/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

The Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929

( ACT NO. XIX OF 1929 )

Punishment for parent or guardian concerned in a child marriage
6. (1) Where a minor contracts a child marriage, any person having charge of the minor, whether as parent or guardian or in any other capacity, lawful or unlawful, who does any act to promote the marriage or permits it to be solemnized, or negligently fails to prevent it from being solemnized, shall be punishable with simple imprisonment which may extend to one month, or with fine which may extend to one thousand Taka, or with both:
 
 
Provided that no woman shall be punishable with imprisonment.
 
 
(2) For the purposes of this section, it shall be presumed, unless and until the contrary is proved, that where a min of has contracted a child marriage, the person having charge of such minor has negligently failed to prevent the marriage from being solemnized.

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