Bangladeshi women show their palms painted with henna at a beauty parlour in Dhaka. Photo: Reuters

Bangladesh top court drops ‘virgin’ status from marriage certificates

  • Marriage laws in the Muslim-majority country had required a bride to state if she was a kumari – meaning virgin – a widow, or divorced
  • The ruling states that kumari will be replaced with ‘unmarried’, and grooms must now disclose their relationship status as well
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Bangladeshi women show their palms painted with henna at a beauty parlour in Dhaka. Photo: Reuters
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