‘Better coordination a must for effective village courts’

23 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

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

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, phase-11 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 judge-1 Rezaul Karim, joint district and sessions judge-2 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 five-year project is being implemented at Sundarganj, Sadullapur, Palashbari and Gobindaganj upazilas of the district from 2016.

Eco-Social 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.