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Sat, Dec 07, 2019 2:02

Write verdict in Bengali too, PM urges judges

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday called upon judges to write verdict in Bengali along with English so that common people can understand the matter.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday called upon judges to write verdict in Bengali along with English so that common people can understand the matter.

“I would like to urge you (judges) to write the judgement in Bengali along with English,” she said.  

The premier came up with the plea while inaugurating the daylong ‘National Judicial Conference-2019’ arranged by the Supreme Court with the theme of ‘Justice for Peace and Development’ at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the city.

“The judiciary has gained common people’s confidence as they delivered verdicts of some cases of sensational incidents,” she added.

Sheikh Hasina also emphasized proper coordination and good relations among three state organs — executive, legislature and judiciary– to run a state smoothly alongside ensuring peace, justice and development.

“I always believe the state organs--executive, legislature and judiciary--is inevitable for a state. These organs will run by their native laws. So, proper coordination is necessary among them to ensure justice, peace and overall development,” she said.

She added: “We expect such a situation in where the state’s three organs won’t interfere the activities of others as it will hamper running the state smoothly, maintaining peace as well as ensuring justice and development.”

The premier said the honourable President has formulated Warrant of Precedence and he has the only authority to change it, adding he (President) has also formulated the rules of business.

“No question can be raised in the court about the activities of the President in accordance with the articles 51 (1) and 55 (5) of the Constitution. But, sometimes, orders are seen giving on the issues under the jurisdiction of the President,” she said.

The premier hoped that the judges will work for ensuring the rule of law and justice as well with utilising their talents and creativity.

She also asked the law minister to take prompt measures to establish the first ever law university in Bangladesh likewise other countries upon a proposal given by the Chief Justice.

Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain presided over the function while Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq spoke as the special guest.

Secretary of Law and Justice Division Md. Golam Sarwar, Supreme Court Registrar Md Ali Akbar, and Senior Session Judge of Munshignaj Hosne Ara spoke at the function.

Judges from the Appellate and High Court Divisions of the Supreme Court and lower courts across the country attended it.

A video documentary marking the nation judicial conference was also screened on the occasion.

 

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