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>HC order unheeded: 350 children continue in jails

>THREE hundred and fifty children are languishing in 57 jails in the country, although the High Court (HC) ordered the prison authorities more than five years ago to either release the child prisoners or transfer them to juvenile development centres.
Among the currently imprisoned children, 298 are boys and 52 are girls, Ashutosh Sarkar writes in The Daily Star.

The authorities also have yet to comply with an HC order, issued on June 2 this year, directing the jail authorities to release on bail from Kushtia jail a convict who had been sentenced while he had been a juvenile.
According to human rights organisations, the total number of detained children was 380 in April this year, 330 of whom were boys and 50 were girls. The number of girl detainees however went up by two till May 31.


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