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Khaleda’s Treatment Abroad

Govt looking for legal scope, says Anisul

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 6 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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Govt looking for legal scope, says Anisul

Law Minister Anisul Huq on Sunday said the government is looking for legal scope to allow BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to go abroad for her medical treatment.

He came up with the remarks while responding to queries from reporters after attending a meeting on the occasion of inauguration of 25th judicial administration training course of district and sessions judges and metropolitan sessions’ judges at the Judicial Administration Training Institute (JATI) in Dhaka.

“Earlier two applications for allowing Khaleda Zia to go abroad have been rejected. Now, we are examining whether there is any scope in this regard. A decision will be taken examining all the aspects so that law is not violated,” he said.

“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has considered the issues of Khaleda Zia’s treatment on humanitarian ground. We want to do everything following law.”

Addressing as chief gust at the meeting, the law minister said, “We have to do innovative thinking and emphasize alternative dispute  resolution system to reduce existing backlog of cases.”

“It would take a long time to reduce the case backlog in the traditional way. That is why we have to make a decision after innovative thinking,” he said.

Anisul said, “We are currently enjoying the benefits of digitization. But there is also disadvantage of the digitalization which is cyber crime. It has to be tackled. That is why the Digital Security Act has been enacted.”

The Digital Security Act has been formulated aiming to prevent cybercrimes, not to stop the freedom of expression or freedom of press, he said.

Law minister also said the government established eight cyber tribunals in eight divisions of the country for trying cybercrimes related cases. He urged the district judges to supervise functions of the cyber tribunals properly.

JATI Director General Justice Nazmun Ara Sultana presided over the meeting where Law Secretary Md Golam Sarwar also spoke among on the occasion.