A stretch of the capital’s Mirpur Road, near Gabtoli inter-district bus terminal, seen deserted on Sunday noon as transport workers enforced a countrywide strike since yesterday morning demanding amendment to the newly enacted Transport Act. Photo: MS Shohag

Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq Sunday said transport workers are perhaps observing countrywide strike without understanding the new road transport act, reports BSS.
“The new law in one hand will come handy in lowering the number of road mishaps while it will also be helpful for the drivers if they run buses appropriately. There is no such provision in the act which can leave them (drivers) in jeopardy without committing any mistakes,” he said.
The law minister said these while talking to newsmen after inaugurating the second orientation course for newly-joined judges of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunals at Judicial Administration Training Institute (JATI) in the capital.
Presided over by JATI Director General Justice Khondker Musa Khaled, the function was also addressed by Law Secretary Abu Saleh Sheikh Md Zahirul Haque.
While replying a question on recent remarks of Jatiya Oikyafront leader Dr Kamal Hossain, the law minister said the Awami League government never violated constitution, saying, “in spite of this, if I ever have to appear before court for violating the constitution, I will do that.”
Talking about Digital Security Act, Anisul Huq said, “This act was not formulated to violate freedom of media, speech or any other form of freedom, it is only meant to ensure cyber security.”