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Thursday, April 28, 2016, Baishakh 15, 1423 BS, Rajab 20, 1437 Hijri

Law Letter
Legal Aid: 'A Helping Hand'
Advocate Karamot Ali
Published :Thursday, 28 April, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 20

Our Constitution & Law guarantees that no person shall be deprived of his personal liberty and shall go undefended except in accordance with the procedure established by law. Also ensures speedy trial as a matter of right of the person concern. Having regard to this equality before the law can play a vital role and shall also be fruitful only when the indigent and underprivileged people get opportunities to defend themselves as effectively as any other in a proceeding.
This is assured through the establishment of Legal Aid in our country. Under this Legal Aid program indigent and underprivileged people can get legal protection. Through a legal practitioner of his own choice from the local Bar free of cost. This legal aid program providing free legal assistance also to the handicapped disabled and such other persons not only promoting justice on the basis of fair and equality but also helping speedy trial.
The court in consideration of the gravity of the offence and sentence and financial condition of a person assigns a group of competent lawyers from the local bar to assist them through Legal Aid activities. It may be noted that Kishoreganj District Bar is regarded as one of the richest and renowned Bars in the country. This Bar and Bench are conjointly taking all out effort to bring a more affected person under this Legal Aid program.
In this respect, Seminar and Symposium are being organized in collaboration of local and international NGO's to accelerate the activities of the Legal Aid program. Jail authority can also play a vital role in this respect to collect information of the undefended accused in Jail. For the smooth and effective functioning of the organization, an independent office is set up. A full-time officer is also engaged to do the needful.
A women separate waiting room with modern facilities is established. Congenial atmosphere and security measures are geared up. All out effort has been taken to ensure justice in its highest definition. Present District & Session Judge is monitoring the entire activities of this Legal Aid and that opens a new horizon in this arena. Now the justice seekers are being satisfied and also benefited through this Legal Aid program. The motto is 'the end of justice is justice and the spirit of justice is fair play. Kishoreganj Legal Aid activities can be a role model for others.
Adovcate Karamot Ali
Judge Court, Kishoreganj

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