Law minister’s intervention resolves crisis in B’baria courts

The standstill at Brahmanbaria court was removed eight days after a meeting between the district’s bar association and Law Minister Anisul Huq on Thursday night in the capital over conflict between judges and lawyers there.

The association’s General Secretary Mofizur Rahman said they will take part in judiciary activities from Sunday except two judges.

“Lawyers will join their activities from Sunday as their three demands were accepted to meet,” he said.

The bar leader said they will boycott the courts of District and Sessions Judge Sharmin Nigar and Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-1 Judge Mohammad Faruk unless they are removed.

Apart from this, Najir Mominul Islam of Faruk’s court will be removed, he said.

GS Mofizur Rahman said they will formally announce the withdrawal of the movement on Saturday (tomorrow) after holding a meeting with lawyers.

Earlier on Thursday night, a two-hour meeting was held at the residence of the law minister over the standstill. Supreme Court Bar Association President and GS Mamtaj Uddin Fakir and Abdun Nur Dulal were present respectively.

On December 1 last year, Judge Faruk allegedly made an objectionable remark against the lawyers who moved the court to lodge a case.

On December 26, the lawyers announced to boycott the Faruk’s court in protest against the remark.

On the other, the court employees observed a work abstention protesting the misconduct by the lawyers with the judge on January 4 this year.

Against the move, the lawyers went on a continuous programme by boycotting all the courts on the following day.

As a consequence of the incident, the High Court summoned 24 lawyers of the bar association including its president and GS twice for misconduct with the judges.

Source: United News of Bangladesh