Urging judges and lawyers to ensure swift and hassle-free justice for people, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said it is people’s right to receive justice in the quickest and smoothest way possible.
The prime minister said this while inaugurating the newly-built Chief Judicial Magistrate Court Building in Dhaka virtually from her official residence on Wednesday.
She said there are some 3,794,908 cases pending in the courts till June 2020 and she requested the judges and lawyers to find a way for quick disposal of the cases.
“Getting justice quickly, less expensively and hassle-free is the right of the people. This can boost people’s confidence and trust. Although we have our confidence and trust in the judiciary, (we’ll request it) to pay some attention to the matter,” the premier said.
“Let not so many cases pile up. Please be cordial and take steps to finish these trials. We’ll extend our cooperation if needed, but we don’t want such a huge number of cases to remain pending,” she said.
The Prime Minister said that the Awami League government always pledged to establish rule of law.
“Whenever we came to power, we ensured that first, we put our special attention to establish the right of justice for all. We work in that direction,” she said.
Recalling the miserable days of her and her younger sister’s wait for justice for the August 15 killings where her father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was assassinated with other members of the family, she said that no-one should suffer in the absence of justice like they did.
Sheikh Hasina also spoke about rape and her government’s steps to tackle the menace.
Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, Law Minister Anisul Huq and Law Secretary Md Golam Sarwar also spoke at the programme.