Update December 23, 2015

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Government to resolve all land related disputes: Minister

Sumel Sarker

Land Minister Shamsur Rahman Sharif

Govt to resolve all land related disputes: Minister

23 December 2015, Nirapad News: Land Minister Shamsur Rahman Sharif today said the government will resolve all the land related disputes through enacting proper land related laws as country’s 80 per cent out of 30 lakhs pending cases are land related.

“All the land related problems including the vested property act and the act related to the indigenous people would be resolved gradually,” said the minister.

The land minister said this as the chief guest while attending at a national seminar on ‘Land Law in Bangladesh : A proposed change and analysis based on rights on the land’ held at AS Mahmud Seminar Hall at the Daily Star Bhaban .

Manusher Jonno Foundation, a platform of 117 associate organizations campaigning for human rights and good governance, arranged the seminar. Executive Director of the foundation Shahin Anam moderated the seminar.

Fazley Hossen Badsha ,MP, Convener of the Parliamentary Caucus on indigenous people, Advocate Rana Das Gupta, general secretary of Bangladesh Hindu, Buddah, Chiristain Oikya Parishad, spoke at the seminar as special guests.

Criticizing the enemy property act enacted by the then Pakistani government following the India-Pakistan war in 1965, the land minister said, “The enactment of the law is quite unrealistic and it has caused sufferings to the minority people of the country.”

Even the present government has taken an initiative to make the land management under the digital system which would help resolve the land related disputes prevailing in the country, he added.

The speaker said the land related dispute is increasing everyday in the country.

Inefficiency of land administration along with complication and sluggishness in land registration have deprived most of the people from their inherit right on the land, they added.

The seminar also addressed, among others, by Segupta Yasmin MP, Badrul Alam, president of Bangladesh Krishak Federation, Dr Sobhan from UBINIG and Dr Khorshed Alam, director of Social Research Institute of Bangladesh.

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