Land is fittingly called the original source of all material wealth. Every year hundreds of cases are filed with the courts over land related issues. Feuds, processions, animosities all take place over a piece of land and are often headlined in the media. Such feuds can be avoided if people have little knowledge on law, said Sumon Chakrabarty, a banker, adding that most of the time people relied upon advice of neighbours over land disputes.
He was buying a book titled “Jomi Kroy-Bikroy o Namjarir Niyomaboli [Rules of Land Selling and Mutation]” written by Jonendra Nath Sarkar from the stall of Kamrul Book House at the Amar Ekushey Granthamela 2016.
Apart from literary books, quite a few publishers are also displaying law books at the fair for both professionals and non-professionals.
Sarkar’s book contains important information on lands like Cadastral Survey (CS), State Acquisition (SA) and Revisional Survey (RS) documents, Mouza, Land Ledger, land ownership, succession act, lease, and rules of gift, will, waqf [an inalienable religious endowment] and Hiba-bill-Iwaz [gift for consideration already received].
This year Kamrul Book House published a new book titled “Criminal Drafting in English” by Advocate Abdur Rashid, written for the students of law and junior lawyers who face challenges and predicaments drafting in English, containing basic guidelines in a lucid way to master it quickly.
Ratan Ali, a salesman of the stall, said over a hundred books on law is available at their stall. “Every day we sell about 25 books,” he said, adding, law practitioners, students and general people buy those books.
Khoshroz Kitab Mohol, another publishing house, is also selling law books. This year they have published “Khuner Ainer Bhassho [Interpretation of Criminal Act]” by Gazi Shamsur Rahman.
The writer of the book in the preface said an individual is innocent until proven guilty and suggested both judges and the lawyers of a plaintiff to treat an accused well in the court, and pointed out different aspects of cases with examples.
Mohol Alamgir Hossen, in-charge of Khoshroz Kitab, said they also sell books on politics and religion. “We sell less law books compared to other categories of books,” he added.
Meanwhile, Bangla Academy has extended the duration of the fair. “The fair will open at 2:00pm on weekdays, and 10:30am today and tomorrow and continue until 8:00pm every day,” Jalal Ahmed, member secretary of the fair committee, told.
Water-logging from heavy rain and impeding weather compelled emergency shutdown of the book fair on Wednesday. Several stalls and a part of the fencing at Suhrawardy Udyan’s fair were damaged.
The after effects of the storm were visible yesterday too. Patches of mud were troubling visitors in both fair venues at Suhrawardy Udyan and Bangla Academy. Many publishers kept wet books under the sun to dry up quickly.