Obaidul Hasan Shahin, the son of newly appointed Justice Netrokona of the Appellate Division of the Bangladesh Supreme Court, has said that the rule of law is a prerequisite for the establishment of a democratic social system in the country. An independent judiciary is needed to establish the rule of law. Without a democratic social system, it is not possible to administer justice independently. The country’s judiciary is now completely independent.
He was speaking at a civic reception given to him by Netrokona Municipality’s heroic freedom fighter Abbas Ali Khan at the Smriti Auditorium on Sunday (October 25).
Justice Obaidul Hasan Shaheen further said that the reception of the meritorious means the creative people to evaluate their work properly. Virtues and terms are different. I am in a position, not a genius. Gunijan can work for the welfare of the country and the people at any time. Terms can’t do that. We should show due respect to the real geniuses. Then the new generation will be inspired to do good deeds.
He said Netrokona district is a non-communal district. The people of this district have also been practicing their respective religious practices for ages while maintaining communal harmony. We have to hold the secular consciousness all the time. Referring to the work of the Appellate Division, he said that the trial of the Appellate Division and the trial of the High Court are not one. Judges of the Appellate Division have much more responsibility.
There is no further trial after the trial in the Appellate Division. Therefore, the judges of the Appellate Division have to be very careful in establishing justice. He sought the full cooperation and blessings of the people in establishing the rule of law and justice in the country.
Former Secretary and Member of Bangladesh Public Service Commission Ujjal Bikash Dutta, Superintendent of Police Akbar Ali Munshi, Atpara Upazila Parishad Chairman Haji Mohammad Khairul Islam, District Awami League Organizing Secretary Shamchur spoke as special guests at the reception presided over by Netrokona Municipality Mayor Alhaj Nazrul Islam Khan. Finance Secretary Hafizur Rahman Khan, Former District Freedom Fighter Commander Nurul Amin, District Press Club Secretary Shyamlendu Pal, Puja Celebration Council Advisor Nirmal Das, Panel Mayor-1 Amir Bashar, Panel Mayor-2 Helal Uddin Sheikh, Sadar Upazila Freedom Fighter Commander Ayub Ali, Singher Bangla UP chairman Muktijoddha Abdur Rahim, district Awami League member Dipayan Sarkar Deep and Netrokona Sahitya Samaj secretary Saifullah Emran among others.