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Minister: Backlog of women, children repression cases reducing

  • Published at 08:58 pm June 16th, 2019
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He said the total number of such pending went down to 164,551 from 166,382 within 12 months

Law, Justice, and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq has said the backlog of cases filed under Women and Children Repression Prevention Act is reducing as 1,831 such trials have been disposed of in last 12 months.

The minister came up with the observations while inaugurating a special training course for special public prosecutors of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal at the Judicial Administration Training Institute (Jati) in Dhaka on Sunday.

“The good news is the backlog of cases before different Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunals is reducing. The total number of such pending cases was 166,382 in March, 2018, whereas the number went down to 164,551 by March, 2019,” he said.

Presided over by Jati Director General Justice Khondker Musa Khaled, the inaugural function was also addressed by Law and Justice Division Secretary Abu Saleh Sheikh Md Zahirul Haque.

Terming women repression as the biggest obstacle for desired national development, the law minister said, after assuming office for the first time, the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have taken different initiatives to address this problem.

“One of the main initiatives was to modernize the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act,” he added.

Anisul Huq urged special public prosecutors to follow all the directives regarding time management of the court to expedite the trial process, adding: “You have to remain active in producing witnesses and examining them on the scheduled date.”

A total of 44 public prosecutors took part in the training.