National Legal Aid Day observed in Sunamganj
SUNAMGANJ, April 28, 2023 (BSS) – National Legal Aid Services Day-2023 was observed in the district today like elsewhere across the country with a view to ensuring the rule of law, fundamental human rights and justice for everyone.
This year, the theme of the day is ‘Fulfillment of Bangabandhu’s dream, opening the door to free legal services’.
According to Article 27 of the Constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, all are equal before the law and all are entitled to equal protection of the law. In order to make this right a reality, the ‘National Legal Aid Provision Act 2000’ has been enacted.
Marking the day, a colorful rally was brought out from the premises of the district judge court and ended at the Hashanraja Auditorium of the Zila Shilpakala Academy after parading the main roads of the town.
After the rally, a discussion was held at the Hashanraja Auditorium of the Zila Shilpakala Academy this morning.
Senior District and Sessions Judge Md. Hemayet Uddin presided over the function.
Legal Aid Committee General Secretary Sulekha Dey moderated the discussion.
Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Md. Zakir Hossain, Chief Judicial Magistrate Rukon Uddin Md. Kabir, Additional District Magistrate A.K.M. Abdullah Bin Rashid, Civil Surgeon Dr. Ahmed Ali, Superintendent of Police Md Ehsan Shah, Deputy Director of District Information Office Md. Abdus Chattar, District Bar Association President Advocate Taibur Rahman Babul and its General Secretary Abdul Haque, among others, spoke on the occasion.