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Anisul for amending laws to quickly settle over 3.5m pending cases

  • Published at 11:30 pm June 18th, 2019
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File photo of Law Minister Anisul Huq Dhaka Tribune

The government has set up 41 tribunals across the country for speedy trial of women and children repression cases

Stressing the need for amending the existing laws to remove case backlogs, Law Minister Anisul Huq told parliament the government is working sincerely to cut case backlogs so that people can get justice.

“Various steps, including the recruitment of new judges, infrastructure development and the training of judges, have been taken to ease case backlogs,” he said, responding to a starred question placed in the House by ruling party lawmaker Md Habibur Rahman, Bogra 5.

The law minister said amendment of existing laws is needed to cut case backlogs, and the amendment of laws is a continuous process, reports BSS.

He said many laws have already been amended, and the process continues to bring necessary amendments to more laws.

Aiming to cut case backlogs across the country, Anisul said initiatives are underway to set up seven cyber tribunals in the country, and metropolitan magistrate courts in Gazipur and Rangpur.

He said the government has also taken a step to set up six more women and children repression prevention tribunals in the country.

The law minister said the government has recruited six judges in the Appellate Division and 28 judges in the High Court Division of the Bangladesh Supreme Court between 2014 and 2018.

In that time frame, he said 571 assistant judges were recruited in the associated courts, and the recruitment process for 99 more assistant judges is now at the final stage.

The government has set up 41 tribunals across the country for the speedy trial of women and children repression cases, the law minister said.

Besides, he said, seven special tribunals were set up to settle the cases filed under the Anti Terrorism Act, 2009.

A monitoring cell, led by solicitors, is working to resolve old cases on a priority basis, he said.

Responding to another starred question placed by treasury bench lawmaker Benjir Ahmed, Dhaka 20, Anisul said there were 3,582,347 pending cases in different courts of the country as of March 31, 2019.