International Journal of Law, Policy and Social Review
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 1
Use of children in politics: A legal and practical analysis in the context of Bangladesh
Mohammad Torique Ullah
Children are the future leader and asset of a country. Today’s children are the fathers of tomorrow. To build up a nation children’s appropriate growth is must. They have right to be loved, cherished, educated, nourished, clothed, pampered and fostered as children when they are children. But, unfortunately children are the most vulnerable group in our society. As a developing country and because of political instability in Bangladesh, Children’s are being affected. The article is aimed to reveal the current situation of child use in politics in Bangladesh. The study will try to evaluate about the use of child in politics of our country. This article is treed to find out about current tendency of using children in politics, existing domestic and international laws, the enforcement of laws, identify the main problems regarding issue and suggestions to recover the problem. It also tries to deliver some suggestions to take proper footstep and to prevent use of child in politics. Although recently passed Act provides many provisions on the concern relating the children, direct involvement of children in the politics is not mentioned or defined within any Act. Here I have tried my best in this regard to do find out reality and hope that these will be able to draw attention of the authority. However it is also expected that the finding of study will also be useful for taking needy measure to save the children from being used in politics and future enactment and enforcement of laws of the state will be more concern about this subject.