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Chief justice: Access to law not the same for the poor

  • Published at 11:23 pm April 26th, 2019
Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain
File photo of Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain Collected

Private organizations and NGOs should come forward to provide legal aid to poverty-stricken justice seekers

Due to lack of adequate financial support, people with meagre means – vulnerable women and children in particular – do not have easy access to law, Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain said on Friday.

Speaking at a convention of Lions Club International in Dhaka, the chief justice further said although there are government and non-government organizations at work to provide legal aid to the poor and vulnerable population of the society, it is still not adequate.

The chief justice was the chief guest at the convention, held at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka hotel.  

International Director of Lions Club Qazi Akramuddin Ahmed, former international director Sheikh Kabir Hossain, and other national and international leaders as well as many Lions and Leos were present at the event.

Addressing the convention, Chief Justice Mahmud Hossain urged private organizations and NGOs, such as the Lions Club, to come forward with a pragmatic approach and extend legal aid to the justice seekers without sufficient means, so they can also have easy access to the legal system.

Lions Club International started its journey on June 7, 1917, its Bangladesh chapter began its journey in 1958. Lions Club International is the world’s largest non-political service organization with more than 1.35 million members in more than 206 countries and geographical areas around the world.

Lions Club has undertaken some commendable service-oriented projects in Bangladesh for the betterment of the poor and underprivileged people of the society. 

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