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Chief Justice: Verdicts being written in Bangla in apex court

Software is used to translate judgments from English to Bangla, says CJ

Update : 23 Feb 2022, 11:54 AM

The apex court judges are writing verdicts in Bangla language, Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique has said.

A new software “Amar Bahasa”, based on artificial intelligence, is being used at the Supreme Court to translate judgments into Bangla from English so that the justice seekers and commoners can understand the judgments, he said on Monday.

The chief justice was speaking to reporters after paying homage to the language martyrs at the Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka marking the Martyrs Day and the International Mother Language Day.

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Supreme Court judges and lawyers accompanied the chief justice at the Shaheed Minar. 

The chief justice said that a separate cell had been introduced for the full implementation of the process of writing judgments in Bangla. 

Justice Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain, while delivering a verdict in 2011, said that he believed much of the backlog of cases could be blamed on the plaintiff’s failure to understand the verdicts.

Though there is a legal stipulation for the use of Bangla, it is still largely ignored at government and non-government offices including the courts.

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