Ensure power is not abused: President

President Mohammed Shahabuddin on Friday (23 February) asked all judges to strictly monitor that power is not misused.

“Power and responsibility are related to one another. Power must be exercised to perform duties. Again, responsibility should be shown in the exercise of power,” he said.

He was addressing the inaugural session of the International Conference on South Asian Constitutional Courts in the Twenty- First Century: Lessons from Bangladesh and India at the inner courtyard of Bangladesh Supreme Court in Dhaka.

Chief justice of India Dr. Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud spoke on the session as the guest of honour while Chief Justice of Bangladesh Obaidul Hasan presided over the programme.

Law, Justice and Parliamentary affairs minister Anisul Huq, Attorney General Abu Mohammed Amin Uddin, President of Momtaj Uddin Fakir also spoke in the event.