Cancel rise of court fee
Leaders of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) yesterday demanded of the government to cancel its decision on increased court fees.
If the government does not cancel this decision by September 27, the SCBA along with other district bar associations will go for a tougher movement against the government, said Khandker Mahbub Hossain, president of the SCBA.
He was presenting a written statement at a press conference at South Hall of the SCBA in the afternoon.
The SCBA president said the government has enacted the Court Fee Amendment Act, 2010 increasing the court fees 25 to 50 times higher than previous fees, which has come into effect since September 1.
It has almost been impossible to move cases by the litigants particularly the lower and middle class people to get justice due to the hike of the court fees, he said.
SCBA Secretary Badruddoza and former secretary Zainul Abedin, among others, were also present at the press conference.