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2,500 cases await disposal at Satkhira court

  • Published at 11:08 pm February 16th, 2017
  • Last updated at 11:15 pm February 16th, 2017
2,500 cases await disposal at Satkhira court
The sources informed that about 2,500 cases are currently awaiting justice with this special court, reported UNB. This particular position of the Judge became vacant on July 13, 2016 when Judge Abu Mansur Md Ziaul Haq was transferred to another court. The Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal was set up in 2000, for disposing of sensitive cases related to women and children in eight upazilas of Satkhira district. Litigants and lawyers of the court informed that the hearings of some important cases are currently being held at the District and Sessions Judge Court, which is known to be overburdened with its own share of pending cases. When an inquiry was made to Special Public Prosecutor of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Zahurul Haider Babu, he stressed on the need for filling the vacant post immediately to clear the judicial backlog at the tribunal. Of the total cases that remain pending with the tribunal, 1,850 were filed under the Women and Children Repression Act, while 428 are court petitions, 135 are cases are under the Human Trafficking Act, and two are under civil revision. President of Satkhira Bar Association adv Abdul Majid also stressed on the importance of appointing a judge at the earliest possible time to this tribunal, in order to reduce the sufferings of women and children.