DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina requested the judges to deliver the verdicts of lawsuits in Bangla considering lack of knowledge of the litigants in foreign language.
She said the judges may write verdict in English, but there should have a provision of publishing it in Bangla.
Sheikh Hasina said “Due to poor knowledge in English, most of the litigants need to depend on their lawyers to understand the verdict. The litigants have no scope to know about the essence of the judgment. In most cases, they are harassed for this reason.”
“So, it’s crucial to publish the court judgment in Bangla,” she said.
The premier inaugurated a 4-day programme of the International Mother Language Institute at Shegunbagicha on Thursday afternoon (February 21).
The program is being held on the occasion of the Amar Ekushey and the International Mother Language Day 2019.
Sheikh Hasina said language of the judgment should be simple avoiding any Roman style for ease of understanding. It’s better to deliver the judgment in Bangla and translate it into English.
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni, Deputy Minister for Education Barrister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel spoke, among others, on the occasion.
Noted Indian thinker and chair of People’s Linguistic Survey Ganesh N. Devy presented the keynote speech, while Director General of the International Mother Language Institute Professor Dr. Jinnat Imtiaz Ali gave the welcome address.
BDST: 2115 HRS, FEB 21, 2019