The Supreme Court administration has directed the lower court judges to write the Bangla year and date along with the English ones in their judgments from now to show respect to the mother tongue -- Bangla.
The SC registrar general issued a circular on Wednesday to this effect as per the instruction of Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain.
SC Registrar General Dr Md Zakir Hossain said in the circular that the sacrifice of Bangalees on February 21 in 1952 is a unique incident in the world history.
This historic day is observed as International Mother Language Day, he said in the circular.
“We have undiluted respect and love to Bangla. Mentioning Bangla years and dates… in the verdicts is absolutely desired and required in order to show honour to Bangla. It has been noted by this court [Supreme Court] that Bangla year and date are not mentioned in the judgments of the subordinate courts although the English ones are cited,” the SC registrar added in the circular.