Govt committed to reach legal aid services to poor: Speakers


Govt committed to reach legal aid services to poor: Speakers

RANGPUR, June 14, 2022 (BSS) – The government is committed to reach cost-free legal services to the poor by making the legal aid services program successful to ensure access to justice for every destitute justice-seeker across the country.


Officials of the judiciary, lawyers, grassroots level public representatives and civil society members expressed the view at a seminar held at the conference room of the District and Sessions Judge’s Court in the city on Monday afternoon.


The District Legal Aid Committee (DLAC) with assistance of other organizations arranged the event on ‘Strengthening GO-NGO partnership and linkages between District Legal Aid Committee, Union Legal Aid Committee and partner non-governmental organisations (PNGOs)’.


Judges of the district judgeship, members of the district and union legal aid committees, panel lawyer of the DLAC, human rights and NGO activists and civil society members participated in the event.


Senior District and Sessions Judge and Chairman of the DLAC Md. Shahidul Islam attended the seminar as the chief guest.


Judge of Rangpur Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-2 (District and Sessions Judge) Md. Rokunuzzaman addressed the seminar as a special guest.


Rangpur District Legal Aid Officer and Senior Assistant Judge Minhazur Rahman conducted the seminar.


The speakers discussed various steps taken by the government for reaching cost-free legal aid services to the poor, economically backward and destitute people to ensure justice for them.


They laid emphasis on adequate publicity to create awareness among common people at grassroots levels and inspire them in availing the cost-free legal aid services to get justice with the government’s assistance.


They termed the cost-free legal aid program, appointing panel lawyers on behalf of the poor litigants and taking responsibility by the government to ensure justice to them as an epoch-making step to ensure justice for all.


The chief guest laid importance on proper coordination among officials, departments, institutions and organizations concerned to make the government’s legal aid services program successful for ensuring justice to the poor litigants.




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