Law Minister asks judges to work with honesty, sincerity

Law minister Anisul Haq on Sunday urged the newly appointed judges to do their respective duties with honesty, integrity and sincerity to uphold the judiciary of the country. Apart from having profound knowledge and deep insight, the judges must have the honesty, integrity and sincerity to hold the scales of justice under all circumstance, said the law minister.

He made the remarks while addressing as a chief guest of the inaugural session of 39th foundation training course for the assistant judge/equivalent judicial officers at the Judicial Administration Training Institute (JATI) in the capital on Sunday. The minister said, “I think you all are the right people over here to do your duties sincerely. You should not be biased from your personal views. I hope the training, which you will acquire from your senior judges, will help you tremendously in judgement.”

Referring to the judiciary condition during Pakistan period, Anisul Haq said, “There is hardly any person from east Pakistan in judiciary sector during Pakistan regime. Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in his 55 year’s life, passed 14 years in jail to uphold equality, justice, and fundamental human rights of Bengali people.”

Abut some talk show of electronic media the minister said, “Some people in the talk show said that there is no rule of law in the country. I want to say them that the rule of law is not established in a day. The United Kingdom is the example of rule of law. They needed about 200 years to establish it”. Replying to a query of reporters about legal action against Priya Saha, the minister said, “Bangladesh is a country of religious freedom and communal harmony. What she (Priya) told there (USA) is her personal opinion. We have to ignore this time.” Among others, Law Secretary Abu Saleh Sheikh Mohammed Zahirul Haque, JATI Director General Khandaker Musa Khaled, were also present.