More than two lakh cases have been settled in the village courts for ‘gaining the trust’ of the people of the country, said the Minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives. Tajul Islam.
He also said that about 12,000 cases have been sent from the district judge’s court to the village court due to the ‘increased acceptability’ of this court.
He made the remarks at a national workshop on the impact of village courts and future actions at Hotel Intercontinental in the capital on Wednesday.
Local government minister Tajul Islam said, “More than two and a half lakh cases were filed in the village court. Of which more than two lakh cases have been settled.
“People’s confidence will increase if the village courts can be made effective and strong. The popularity of village courts has now increased as they have ensured speedy justice among the rural people. ”
Mentioning that the people of the village also file cases on small issues including land and deposits, the local government minister said, “They have been harassed for a long time by wasting a lot of money and time in settling these cases.
“The project is now awaiting the start of the third phase after the second phase as the village courts have gained the confidence of the people of the country.”
The Minister thanked the UNDP and the European Union for their continued support.
Responding to a question from reporters, the minister said, “The Election Commission is committed to making the city elections fair, neutral and acceptable.” Whichever party wins the election we welcome.
Sheikh Hasina’s government does not work for development by looking at any party. Development work is for the country and the people of the country. Therefore, the development of Comilla City will continue as soon as possible. ”
The workshop was organized by the Department of Local Government with the support of the European Union and UNDP. On the occasion
Sudipta Mukherjee, Resident Representative of UNDP Bangladesh and Charles Whiteley, Ambassador of the European Union spoke on the occasion.
Among others present were Maran Kumar Chakraborty, National Project Director and Additional Secretary, Bangladesh Village Court Activation Project, Malay Chakraborty, Additional Secretary, Local Government Department.