President Abdul Hamid on Saturday stressed the need for maintaining checks and balances among executive, legislature and judiciary with a view to ensuring highest welfare of people and the state.
"Executive, legislature and judiciary are the fundamental pillars of the state. The role of these three organs is unique in protecting people's fundamental rights as well as democracy, human rights and rule of law," he said.
The President said this while addressing a programme marking the 20 year of Law Commission held at the Judicial Administration Training
Institute building in the city.
Mentioning that the role of judiciary is very important for flourishing democracy, establishment of the rule of law and protection of people's fundamental and constitutional rights, Hamid said people in democratic and civilised society expect justice.
If justice is not established, it affects not only individual but people lose their confidence on judiciary and flourishing of democracy and rule of law are also hampered, he said.
People expect that judges will discharge their duties bestowed upon them with integrity and honesty maintaining highest neutrality for the interest of democracy, country and people, Abdul Hamid added.
Referring newspaper reports that many people are languishing in jail without committing any crime or after expiry of jail term due lack of
proper steps, Abdul Hamid said these type of incidents not only affect the victims or their families but also create obstacles in establishing the rule of law.
He urged all concerned to discharge their duties with highest care and integrity to avert repetitions of such incidents.
Laws are for people and their welfare. The commission must take it into consideration that people's expectations and welfare are reflected in its proposals and suggestions, he said
Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, Law Minister Anisul Huq, Judicial Service Commission chairman Justice Hasan Foez Siddique, Director General of the Judicial Administration Training Institute Justice Khondokar Musa Khaled and Law Commission member Justice ATM Fazle Kabir spoke on the occasion held with Law Commission chairman Justice ABM Khairul Haque in the chair.