Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq on Sunday said the backlog in cases filed over violence against women is reducing day by day.
‘The backlog in cases filed over violence against women is reducing. The total number of such pending cases was 1,66,382 in March, 2018 while the number of the cases went down to 1,64,551 until March this year, he said.The law minister came up with the remarks while inaugurating a special training programme for special public prosecutor of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunals at Judicial Administration Training Institute (JATI) in the capital.
In his speech, he suggested the public prosecutors for taking backlog case as challenges and reducing the pending cases through ensuring quick justice to cut suffering and financial burden of justice seekers. Anisul Haq also said the government set up 41 new Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunals in 29 districts alongside the existing 54 tribunals in April, last year with a view to quick disposal of women and children related cases.
“We are thinking to form a prosecution services for the lower courts like the higher court and steps will be taken soon in this regard,” he said.
The law minister also informed that the government is also thinking to hike the allowance and facilities of the public prosecutors.
Mentioning about the government’s zero tolerance policy against any kind of corruption, law minister asked the public prosecutors for working with honesty, leaving all previous corrupts practices at the courts.