Officials call for providing cost-free legal aid services to poor

Published: July 01, 2018 11:32:01 | Updated: July 01, 2018 13:11:06

Officials of the judiciary at a seminar in Rangpur have called upon all concerned to reach the cost-free legal services to the poor to ensure justice for them to make the government’s legal aid services programme successful.

The District Legal Aid Committee (DLAC) in association with Chandanpat union parishad organised the seminar on “Government’s Legal Aid Services and Success of Alternative Dispute Resolution, ” at Shahbazpur High School auditorium under Sadar upazila on Saturday afternoon.

Senior District and Sessions Judge and President of the DLAC ABM Nizamul Haque presided over the seminar.

The judges, members of the DLAC, upazila and union legal aid committees, police officers, leading personalities, religious leaders, human rights and NGO activists, public representatives and local elite participated.

Judge of the Women and Children Repression Special Tribunal Md Rokunuzzaman, Additional District and Sessions Judges Golam Rasul and Dr Abdul Mazid, Chief Judicial Magistrate Haider Ali, Additional Police Super Saifur Rahman, District Legal Aid Officer Marjia Khatun, Sadar Upazila Chairman Nasima Zaman Boby and Chairman of Chandanpat union Aminur Rahman, among others, addressed.

The speakers narrated the mass publicity on providing legal aid to the poor by appointing lawyers at free of cost under government assistance and success in dispute reconciliation already achieved through village arbitration meetings.

ABM Nizamul Haque thanked the government for taking the responsibility of providing cost free legal aid services to the poor for ensuring justice for them, reports BSS.

He laid emphasis on ensuring proper coordination among the officials and organisations concerned in reaching cost-free legal services to the poor and inspiring common people to avail advantage of the alternative dispute resolution programme.

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