District legal aid committee organises a workshop on ‘media role in publicising government’s free legal services’ at ‘Nabaganga’ conference room in Jhenaidah recently. Photo: BP

Jhenidah Correspondent
Numerous destitute and innocent people of the country are still ignorant of the free of cost legal services provided by the court for the poor who have been wronged. When a crime is committed against them, they cannot go anywhere seeking justice. It is the duty of the media to spread the information on availability of such legal assistance from the court.
Lawyers came up with the observation at a views exchange meeting with journalists from print and electronic media on Tuesday afternoon at ‘Nabaganga’ conference room in Jhenaiah. District legal aid committee organised the event attended by senior journalists from different local and national dailies, online portals and TV channels along with district and session judges.

Urging the newsmen to report on different new initiatives on judiciary, speakers at the event observed that the government has carried out many development activities for judicial safeguard of the destitute people being deprived of justice due to financial constraints. District and sessions judge Mohammad Abu Ahsan Habib, and also the chairman of district legal aid committee, chaired the views exchange meeting addressed by, among others, Syed Mohammad Habibul Islam, district chief judicial magistrate, Jhenidah Press Club president M Raihan, general secretary Nizam Joarder and district information officer Abu Bakar Siddique spoke.