President for coordinated works of Bench-Bar to fulfill people’s expectation

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DHAKA, Dec 07, 2019 (BSS) – President M Abdul Hamid today called upon the Bench adjudicates and Bar advocates to work in a coordinated way to fulfill people’s expectation from the judiciary, urging all concerned to stay alert against any untoward incidents in courts.

“Law profession is a very prestigious occupation . . . it is seen some respectable lawyers in lower and high courts hamper trial process by shouting and vandalizing public assets centering the judgments. But it cannot be expected in any way,” he said.

Addressing a pre-dinner meeting with the Chief Justice and other judges of the Supreme Court, the High Court and others divisional and district courts at the Durbar Hall of Bangabhaban, the President urged the lawyers to uphold the tradition and honour of the legal profession.

The head of the state asked the three state organs — executive, legislature and judiciary — to work keeping mutual balance and laying priority to the welfare of the country and its people. “Executive, Legislature and Judiciary perform their respective roles separately, none is opposed to other; rather each organ is interrelated with all other organs. So you have to perform your duties keeping mutual balance,” he added.

President Hamid, who was also a lawyer by profession, said the judiciary, as being one of the three state organs, is very significant to flourishing democracy, establishing rule of law and protecting the human rights.

He hoped that the judiciary would play a key role as a safeguard to preserve the people’s fundamental rights.

The President lauded its outstanding performance that had helped restoration of people’s democratic rights particularly through declaring void the fifth and seventh constitutional amendments and ensuring the trials of the killing of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Jail Killing and crimes against humanity committed during 1971 by the war criminals.

The President also appreciated the apex court’s judges as they did not bow down their heads to the guns of the vested quarters, rather tried their level best to establish the rule of law in the country.

Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq and Attorney General Mahabubey Alam also spoke at the function.

The President asked the judiciary to bring dynamism into the case management by using the facilities of Information Technology (IT).

At the outset of his speech, the President paid rich tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who presented a Constitution on November 4, 1972, aimed at building hunger and poverty free Bangladesh with no discrimination between the rich and the poor.

Judges, senior lawyers, high civil and military officials were present on the occasion.

President hosted a dinner in honour of the judges at Bangabhaban.