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National Legal Aid Day tomorrow, President, PM issue separate messages

  • May 25, 2023

National Legal Aid Day tomorrow, President, PM issue separate messages

DHAKA, April 27, 2023 (BSS) – National Legal Aid Services Day will be observed across the country tomorrow with a view to ensuring the rule of law, fundamental human rights and justice for everyone.

On the occasion, President Mohammed Shahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages wishing success of the day.

The President, in his message, said that Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had a dreamt of building a democratic and prosperous country which would be free from all sorts of discrimination and established a strong judicial system by enacting the Constitution in 1972.

“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,” the message said.

Stating that the program of providing legal aid to poor people at government expense is a reflection of Bangabandhu’s unique constitutional thoughts, the President hopes that the observance of National Legal Aid Services Day-2023 will be a success.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in her message, said that one of the main goals of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was to establish the rule of law, basic human rights, political, economic and social equality, freedom and justice for all citizens.

“But after the assassination of the Father of the Nation in 1975, the rule of law and basic human rights were destroyed. After ’75, the BNP-Jamaat coalition government established a reign of terror, murder and torture to obstruct the path of justice. As a result, the people of the country were deprived of legal assistance and

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