Students need knowledge about criminal law and its consequences

RAJSHAHI : School and college students should know about the existing laws relating to the criminal offenses for the sake of setting their mindset how to abide by the laws, speakers at a discussion said in Rajshahi on Friday, reports BSS.
They viewed many of the teenagers commit different types of crimes including the major ones due to lack of knowledge about the existing laws. Time has come to overcome the problems to protect the youth forces from being prosecuted which need collective efforts.
The observations came at a workshop hosted by District Police Administration to mark the unveiling of its “Ain Sohayika (A Handbook of Legal Concept)” to create awareness among the secondary and higher secondary level students about laws.
Around 500 people comprising civil and police officials, public representatives, teachers and other stakeholders attended the workshop held at Rajshahi Medical College auditorium.
In his keynote presentation, Dr Mujibul Haque Azad Khan, Professor of Department of Psychology of Rajshahi University, termed the adolescents as important section of the society and they need special care and positive behaviors by their near and dear ones during the juncture of age.
He defined that the traditional offenses of juveniles are not only limited within- telling lies, running away from schools, stealing and teasing girls; they are also involved in unlawful, anti-social and suspicious activities especially drug addiction which greatly affect the law and order situation of the society at large at present.
He said juveniles get easily involved in unlawful activities by their surroundings. Deficient self-control and insufficient control by the parents, guardians and society also lead them off track.
“If we can prevent them from the criminalities with legal knowledge many of the social crimes could be reduced to a greater extent,” Prof Azad Khan mentioned.
Engineer Enamul Haque, MP, who attended and addressed the workshop as the chief guest, said that the teachers and parents should take the responsibilities of building the students as worthy citizens.
With Alamgir Kabir, Superintendent of Police of Rajshahi, in the chair, Commissioner of Rajshahi division Helaluddin Ahmed, DIGP of Rajshahi Range Meer Shahidul Islam, Additional Commissioner of RMP Sarder Tamij Uddin, Chairman of Rajshahi Education Board Prof Tanbirul Alam and Deputy Commissioner of Rajshahi Mejbah Uddin Chowdhury spoke as special guests.