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Special courts for human trafficking cases demanded

Speakers at a workshop demanded formation of special courts for quick disposal of cases filed over human trafficking.

They were addressing a workshop on strengthening community initiative for prevention of child trafficking at 28 ward councillor’s office at West Agargaon at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the capital on Saturday.

Though human trafficking cases should be tried by special tribunals as per Prevention and Suppression of Human Trafficking Act 2012, such courts are yet to be formed, they said.

Under Prevention of Child Trafficking through Strengthening Community and Networking (PCTSCN) project, Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA) organised the programme.

They called for establishing at least four special courts in four trafficking-prone areas such as Dhaka, Khulna, Jessore and Cox’s Bazar for expediting justice to the victims.

Chaired by Hasna Begum, executive committee member of BNWLA, the workshop was attended by eminent social worker Mujibur Rahman as the chief guest.

Jakir Hossain, secretary of No 28 ward councillor’s office, Supreme Court lawyer Nighat Seema, local mosque imam Kaji Abdur Rob, Shahid Sahab Uddin Smrity High School headmaster Abul Khair, were present at the programme among others.

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