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Supreme Court lawyer body offers free legal aid to quota movement

  • Published at 01:17 am April 11th, 2018
Supreme Court lawyer body offers free legal aid to quota movement
Condemning the police attack on quota reform demonstrators, the Supreme Court Lawyers Association on Tuesday announced they would provide free legal help to students if they file cases over the incident. The leaders of the Association made the announcement while speaking at a press briefing, held at Shaheed Shafiur Rahman Auditorium in the city. They also requested the government to accept the demands of the students and submitted a written statement. The written statement of the Association says that several hundred students were injured as police took action against the demonstrators and some armed cadres alongside the police carried out attacks on the protesters, which is a violation of human rights. The Lawyers Association also demanded punishment of the police involved in the attack, after forming a probe committee headed by one SC judge. Barrister Sheikh Golam Sarwar, Advocate Shah Nasir, Barrister Belayet Hossain, Advocate Mizanur Rahman, Belal Hossain, Mostafizur Rahman, Salma Sultana Shoma, Asbarul Haq, and Foyzullah Foyez were, among others, present at the briefing.