Judicial activities in the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal here are being hampered as it has no Judge for the last seven months.
Sources said some 2,500 cases are now pending with this special court, causing sufferings to justice seekers.
The post of the Judge fell vacant on July 13, 2016 as its previous Judge Abu Mansur MD Ziaul Haq was transferred to another court.
The sources said the tribunal was set up in 2000 for disposing of sensitive cases related to woman and child repression in eight upazilas of the district.
Talking to some litigants and lawyers, the UNB correspondent came to know that the hearings of some important cases are now held at the District and Sessions Judge Court, which is already overburdened with its own huge pending cases.
Contacted, special public prosecutor of Women and Children Repression Prevention tribunal, Zahurul Haider Babu, stressed the need for filling the vacant post immediately to clear the judicial backlog at the tribunal.
Of the total cases remained pending with the tribunal, 1,850 were filed under Women and Children Repression Act while 428 under court petition, 135 under human trafficking act and two under civil revision.
President of Satkhira Bar Association adv Abdul Majid said the appointment of a judge to the tribunal has become essential to reduce the sufferings of justice seekers..