Dispose of cases fast to ensure justice: Law minister
Law Minister Shafique Ahmed yesterday called on the lower court judges not to halt the proceedings of cases on any illogical and unacceptable grounds so that the cases are disposed of within short time and the litigants can easily get justice.
The backlog of pending cases at the lower courts is growing higher day by day, as the hearings of those cases are adjourned several times for small reasons and, therefore, the litigants have to suffer a lot to get justice.
The minister said this as the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of a month-long training of 50 newly appointed judges of the lower courts at Judicial Administration Training Institute (JATI).
JATI Director General Justice Hamidul Huq presided over the programme.
Shafique said the government is planning to enact a law for disposing of cases through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) system.
If the system is launched, the cases will be disposed of outside the courts through compromises, he said, adding that the judges and lawyers can play their role as mediators there.
The government has already instructed the law commission to make necessary recommendations for enacting the law.