"Pauper's right to sue under the code of civil procedure, 1908: a review



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Solaiman, S. M. & Begum, A. (1995). "Pauper's right to sue under the code of civil procedure, 1908: a review. The Islamic University Studies (Part-A), 4 (1), 136-145.


The Code of Civtl Procedure, 19081 was legislated under the direct supervision of the then colonial rulers. We have inherited th}s law as a part of the British-India. But Bangladesh has achieved its· independence through a national ltberation movement in 1971 and subsequently a Constitution in 1972. One of the fundamental principles of state poltcy enshrined in the Constitution asserts that "the Republic shall be democracy in which fundamental hum~ rights and resfect for the dignity and worth of the human person shall be guaranteed .... " Apart from these, th~ Constitution has also provided that"to enjoy the protection of the law, and to be treated in accordance with law, is the inalienable dght of every cittzen ... "3 These two constitutional provisions give evidence that permitting to sue as a pauper is not a matter of charity but duty of 'the Government.

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