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
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
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
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)