Chief Justice ABM Khairul Haque yesterday urged the women judges of the lower courts to discharge their judicial duties without being emotional and sentimental to have the litigants' trust on the courts and judges.
He laid stress on delivering neutral judgment while addressing the 21st annual general conference of Bangladesh Woman Judges' Association at the Judicial Administration Training Institute (JATI) in the capital Dhaka.
With District Judge Kaniz Akter Khanam in the chair the conference was addressed, among others, by the Appellate Division Justices Md Muzammel Hossain and Surandra Kumar Sinha.
The Chief Justice suggested the judges to pass judgments on the basis of the fact and law, not the outside propaganda.
People come to the courts for getting justice, he said, adding but they would get injustice, if the judges become sentimental.
The Chief Justice encouraged the women judges to be alleviated to higher positions through their talents.
Justice Surandra Kumar Sinha said all have rights to criticise activities of the judges but constructively.
About 3 lakh cases are pending for hearing in the High Court Division, he said, adding that nearly 50 years is needed to dispose of the cases.
Even after having jurisdiction of granting bail to the accused, the lower courts didn't do so in many cases, resulting the higher court faced more pressure, the justice said.