A Supreme Court lawyer has filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking its directive on the government to take necessary steps so that women can perform prayers at separate spaces in mosques across the country.
Advocate Md Mahmudul Hasan Mamun submitted the petition to the HC on Monday, also requesting it to order the authorities concerned of the government to arrange separate washrooms and places for ablution in the mosque for women.
Citing the petition, Advocate Mahmudul told The Daily Star yesterday that every citizen has the right to profess, practise or propagate any religion under article 41 of the constitution.
But women of the country cannot perform prayers in most mosques, which is discriminatory, he said.
Advocate Mahmudul said he will place the writ petition before the HC next week for its hearing.