Speakers for better coordination to make village courts effective

GAIBANDHA, Speakers at a function here today underscored the need for better coordination among all concerned of the village courts to make it more effective.

The village courts are becoming popular among people as they are getting

justice after submitting their cases to the courts, they told at a

consultation workshop on Expediting coordination and case referral to

village courts at the conference room of district and sessions judge of the

town here.

Office of the district and sessions judge organized the workshop under

Activating Village Courts in Bangladesh Project, phase11 funded by Local

Government Division, European Union and United Nations Development Programme

(UNDP).

District and sessions judge Dilip Kumar Bhowmik presided over the

workshop while deputy director of local government section of DC office here

Rokhsana Begum, chief judicial magistrate Nushrat Jerin, additional district

and sessions judge Golam Faruk and additional police super Moynul Haque

addressed the function as the resource persons.

The function was also addressed, among others, by joint district and

sessions judge1 Rezaul Karim, joint district and sessions judge2 Krishna

Kanta Roy, additional chief judicial magistrate Nazrul Islam and Sadullapur

UNO Nobi Neowaz.

The speakers said the project is contributing a lot to improve access to

justice for disadvantaged and marginalized groups in grass root level since

its inception in 2016.

Dilip Kumar urged all the concerned including union parishad chairmen to

extend their cooperation to make the village court more acceptable to the

rural people.

Earlier, district facilitator of the project Syed Mohseenul Abedin made

a power point presentation at the workshop and said the fiveyear project is

being implemented at Sundarganj, Sadullapur, Palashbari and Gobindaganj

upazilas of the district from 2016.

EcoSocial Development Organization (ESDO) in Thakurgaon is implementing

the project at the grassroots level of 52 unions of the upazila in the

district as partner organization.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)