President Asks Judges To Be Careful In Exercising Power

Desk Report

Published: 23 Feb 2024, 02:57 pm

President Mohammed Shahabuddin || Photo: Collected

President Mohammed Shahabuddin || Photo: Collected

President Mohammed Shahabuddin today asked judges and others concerned to be careful not to abuse their power as he addressed an international conference on the Bangladesh Supreme Court premises here.

"Power is inextricably linked with responsibility . . , Strict care should be taken to ensure that power is not misused," he told judges and other concerned.

The Head of the State said this at the opening ceremony of the two-day long conference titled "SOUTH ASIAN CONSTITUTIONAL COURTS IN THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY: LESSONS FROM BANGLADESH AND INDIA" at the SC's Inner Court Yard here.

President Shahabuddin told the judges that the rule of law and justice must be ensured, being responsible to the country, its people and the Constitution as well.

The people would get justice within a shortest possible time at a very low cost and the judges would ensure justice by applying their intellect and wisdom, he hoped.

Stating that the Judiciary must participate in the overall development and prosperity of the country, the President said the government is strongly committed to ensure the transparency, efficiency and accountability to the judiciary.

Since its inception on December 18 in 1972, Bangladesh Supreme Court has been working to protect basic human rights of people, establish rule of law and provide justice to litigants within shortest possible time, the President mentioned.

President Shahabuddin, a former Judge and eminent lawyer, said whenever necessary during the transitional time of the nation, the Supreme Court has established the basic human rights of the people and protected the constitution by fulfilling the duties assigned to it.

The SC, country's apex court, is playing a dignified role as the guardian and protector of the Constitution in peace and crisis, he added.

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