99% of cases filed over dowry and violence on women are false: Law Minister

Dhaka: 80 per cent of the country’s lawsuits are false, State Minister for Law Quamrul Islam said Saturday.
“Accused in 100 per cent of the lawsuits in foreign countries faces punishments whereas in Bangladesh, the number is only 20 per cent. Besides, 99 per cent of the cases filed in connection with incidents of dowry and violence against women are false,” said the minister.
This came as he was speaking at a view-exchange meeting organized by law ministry at Ruposhi Bangla hotel in Dhaka Saturday.
“We should have provisions for awarding punishment to people who register false lawsuits. That’s one way we can bring number of false cases down,” opined Islam.
He also voiced his support for stopping media trial.
“Justice can’t be established in the country if we can’t stop media trial. There should be guidelines on the extent of media coverage a lawsuit could receive,” said the minister.