PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION (PIL)

A compilation of PIL cases in Bangladesh

Case Number Date of Filling Rule/Order/judgment Facts Action
1999 Writ Petition No. 1649 of 1999 1999/05/16 1999/05/16 2008/01/17 17/01/2008:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on RAJUK to show cause as to why the impugned action of converting the alleged open space into commercial plots and inviting auction…,

BLAST filed a petition challenging an action by RAJUK to revise the original lay-out plan of the Gulshan North Commercial Area, which would have converted an area clearly earmarked and…,

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2008 Writ Petition No. 718 of 2008 2008/01/27 2008/01/27 2008/01/29 29/01/2008:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi directing the respondents to explain within four weeks why the failure to date to establish a government agency as provided for under the…,
13/10/2010:

The High Court mentioned that safety measures embodied in the National Building code, 2006, must be taken by the concerned constructor, body or person to avoid workplace death and injury.…,

BLAST, along with the Occupational Safety Health and Environment Trust (OSHE), filed a writ petition challenging the inaction and omission on the part of the respondents to secure compliance with…,

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2009 Writ Petition No. 4495 of 2009 2009/09/26 2009/09/26 2010/02/11 11/02/2010: The High Court initially issued a Rule Nisi on the Ministries of Education and Home Affairs and on the Upazilla Education Officer to show cause as to why the Ministry…,
08/04/2010:

On final hearing, the Court held that forced veiling or imposition of a dress code constitutes a violation of Articles 27, 31, 32 and 39 of the Constitution.  Sexually coloured…,

A, an Upazilla Education Officer, made sexually coloured remarks and verbally abused S, principal of a primary school in Kurigram District, allegedly for not covering her head during a public…,

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2004 Writ Petition No. 5588 of 2004 2004/09/26 2004/09/26 2004/09/26 26/09/2004: The High Court stayed the eviction order for three months.,
13/12/2004: The stay was extended till disposal of the Rule.,
29/08/2005: The Court delivered judgment on 29.08.2005, discharging the Rule and vacating the stay, allowing one month time to the inhabitants to leave the area.,
11/09/2005: A CMP was filed requesting stay of the judgment.,

BLAST and Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), along with two inhabitants of the Agargaon (Old Market) Bosti, Mohammadpur, Dhaka, challenged the instructions given by the Secretary, Housing and Public Work…,

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2007 Civil Petition No. 405 of 2007 (arising out of Writ Petition No. 5588 of 2004) 2007/03/29 2007/03/29 2008/07/17 17/07/2008: Civil Petition was dismissed after hearing in the Appellate Division on the ground of the non-existence of the slum.,

BLAST and Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), along with two inhabitants of the Agargaon (Old Market) Bosti, Mohammadpur, Dhaka, challenged the instructions given by the Secretary, Housing and Public Work…,

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2012 Writ Petition No. 17182 of 2012 2012/12/19 2012/12/19 2014/01/16 16/01/2014:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi to show cause as why the land area of the project does not fall within any land marked as wetland and flood flow…,
03/03/2015: Court did not agree on two points one is that Ashiyan City Development Limited, did not have the required final approval under the provision of বেসরকারিআবাসিকপ্রকল্পেরভুমিউন্নয়নবিধিমালা২০০৪, and the second one…,

The environment of Dhaka City was endangered due to unplanned, unauthorised and illegal creation of townships and filling up lands by some developer companies. BLAST and other organisations filed a…,

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2015 Review Petition No. 19 of 2015 (Arising out of Writ Petition No. 17182 of 2012) 2016/05/09 2016/05/09 2016/02/18 18/02/2016: On 18.02.2016 High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the majority judgment dated 16.01.2014, passed in Writ petition No. 17182 of 2012,…,

The environment of Dhaka City was endangered due to unplanned, unauthorised and illegal creation of townships and filling up lands by some developer companies. BLAST and other organisations filed Writ…,

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2005 Writ Petition No. 5915 of 2005 2005/08/13 2005/08/13 2005/09/12 12/09/2005: The High Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why the threatened eviction of the petitioners and thousands of other slum dwellers from…,
15/12/2007: The High Court delivered judgment on 15.12.2007 stating that the slum dwellers were not to be evicted from their peaceful possessions without due course of law and alternative rehabilitation according…,

BLAST filed a writ petition with three residents of Gudaraghat Basti, a low-lying 1.65 acre plot of land under Joarshahara mouza in Dhaka. The petitioners had been residing there…,

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2000 Writ Petition No. 1694 of 2000 2004/04/03 2004/04/03 2002/03/27 27/03/2002: The High Court gave judgment and passed an order directing the Government to phase out all three wheelers with two-stroke engines from Dhaka within 2002 and to replace them with…,

BLAST, on behalf of two minor petitioners, filed a writ petition challenging the plying of three wheelers operating with two-stroke engines in Dhaka, as it contributed to environmental hazards in…,

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2002 Writ Petition No. 3621 of 2002 2002/07/24 2002/07/24 2002/08/03 03/08/2002:

The Court issued a Rule Nisi directing the respondents to show cause as to why the illegal arrest, detention, forcible entry, search and seizures in the name of ‘operation’ should…,
06/07/2010:

The Rule was discharged for default as no one appeared on behalf of the petitioners when the matter was taken up for hearing on 04.07.2010 and 05.07.2010. The Court had…,

BLAST, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) and Shammilita Samajik Andolon filed a writ petition challenging incidents of unauthorized, illegal and forcible entry, search and seizure and unlawful arrest by the…,

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2016 Writ Petition No. 1509 of 2016 2016/02/07 2016/02/07 2016/02/10 10/02/2016:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi directing the respondents to show cause as to why the failure to ensure emergency medical services by existing hospitals and clinics, whether governmental…,
06/06/2016:

The respondent nos. 1, 2 and 3 are directed to show cause as to why a Contempt of Court proceeding shall not be drawn up against them for for violating…,
26/07/2016:

As the delay in submitting Affidavits-of-Compliance by respondent nos. 1, 2 and 3 was not professedly intentional, Court is inclined to exonerate them from the liability of committing Contempt of Court.…,
05/09/2016:

It appears from Annexure-‘1’ that the decisions taken in the consultative meeting held on 23.08.2016 are to be implemented by the Implementing Authorities. In order to implement the decisions in…,
05/04/2017:

The Court passed an order in the following term- Affidavit in
Compliance submitted on 02.04.2017 by the respondent no. 1 is an evidence that a core
committee formed…,
07/05/2017:

The matter was in heard-in-part. Pursuant to the Court’s Order dated 5.4.2017, the learned AAG appeared for the Respondent No. 1, Ministry of Health informed that the formulating the set…,
02/07/2017:

The Affidavit -in-complaince of 04.06.2017 filed on behalf of the Respondent no. 1 attests to a set of draft guidelines being already formulated and presently in the process of further…,
10/08/2017:

The Respondent No. 1 filed affidavit in complaice with the draft guideline namely " সড়ক দুর্ঘটনায় আহত ব্যক্তির জরুরী স্বাস্থ্য সেবা নীতিমালা, ২০১৭"। In the said guideline, the…,
17/10/2017:

The petitioners filed affidavit in reply. The petitioners have placed a set of recommendations as are the outcome of two expert consultations held in august and September under the auspicious…,
09/11/2017:

The respondent no.1 was directed to file an affidavit in compliance bringing on record the text of the Guidelines as issued on 19.10.17 and explaining the extent of…,
03/01/2018:

The respondent no. 1 filed affidavit in compliance persuant to the order dated 09.11.17. It has been stated in the affidavit that the Draft Guideline dated 30.07.17 has…,
18/03/2018:

The respondent no.1 filed affidavit in compliance with the reviewed guideline. In the guideline most of the recommendations of the petitioners were accepted and placed.

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27/03/2018:

The petitioners filed a supplementary affidavit stating the full process of making recommendations and review of the draft guideline with agreed modifications. It is stated that the respondent…,

Road accident victims are often turned away by private medical clinics and hospitals because of financial insecurity of the victims and the reputation of the clinic if the patient dies.…,

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2010 Civil Appeal 116 of 2010 (arising out of Writ Petition No. 8283 of 2005) 2010/02/25 2010/02/25 2015/05/05 05/05/2015:

The Court gave judgment holding the mandatory death sentence to be unconstitutional and ordered that there will be no mandatory sentence of death in respect of an offence of murder…,

Shukur Ali, a child, was convicted under section 6(2) of the Nari-o-Shishu Nirjatan (Bishesh Bidhan) Ain 1995 by the Nari-o-Shishu Nirjatan Bishesh Adalat, Manikganj (a Special Tribunal) on 12 July,…,

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2015 Civil Review Petition No. 76 of 2015 (arising on Civil Appeal No. 116 of 2010) 2015/06/02 2015/06/02 2015/08/03 03/08/2015: The Appellate Division on 03.08.2015 found no previous criminal records or any prior engagement in criminal activity of the petitioner. He was 14 years old at the time of commission…,

Shukur Ali, a child, was convicted under section 6(2) of the Nari-o-ShishuNirjatan (Bishesh Bidhan) Ain 1995 by the Nari-o-Shishu Nirjatan Bishesh Adalat, Manikganj (a Special Tribunal) on 12 July, 2001…,

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2001 Writ Petition 6767 of 2001 2001/12/03 2001/12/03 2001/12/08 08/12/2001:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the Public Safety Act 2000 should not be declared to be ultra vires to…,

BLAST filed a writ petition challenging the legality of the Jana Nirapatta Ain, 2000 (Public Safety Act), and in particular, the continued detention of rickshaw pullers in violation of the…,

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2013 Writ Petition No. 2548 of 2013 2013/02/25 2013/02/25 2013/03/14 14/03/2013: The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why Clause ‘Kha’ in the Appointment Notice by the Registrar of MoulanaBhashani Science and Technology…,

On 26.12.2012 in a national newspaper namely ‘The Daily Star’, an appointment notice by the Registrar of Moulana Bhasani Science & Technology University was published and clause ‘Kha’ of that…,

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2006 Writ Petition No. 10628 of 2006 2006/11/05 2006/11/05 2006/11/19 19/11/2006: The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the continued custody and deprivation of liberty of the 338 under trial foreign prisoners…,

BLAST filed a writ regarding 338 Burmese (Myanmar nationals) who were incarcerated in the Cox's Bazar District Jail as foreign under trial prisoners for years wholly arbitrarily and without lawful…,

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2003 Writ Petition No. 4502 of 2003 2003/07/06 2003/07/06 2003/07/14 14/07/2003: The High Court issued Rule Nisi calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why the Gram Sarkar Act, (2003) should not be declared as void as being inconsistent…,
02/08/2005: The High Court after hearing the parties and discussing the relevant facts, constitutional provisions and the case of Kudrat-e-ElahiPanir v Bangladesh, 44 DLR (AD) 319, delivered judgment on 02.08.2005 holding…,

BLAST filed a writ petition challenging Section 4 of the Gram Sarkar Ain, 2003 [Village Government Act, 2003] as being inconsistent with the Constitution. Section 27 of the Act replaced…,

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2015 Writ Petition No. 1111 of 2015 2015/02/05 2015/02/05 2015/02/18 18/02/2015: The High Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why a direction should not be issued upon them to hand over peaceful possession…,

BLAST, and other human rights organisation and landless people in Nilphamari filed a writ petition seeking directions on the respondents to handover peaceful possession of the land already leased out…,

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2012 Writ Petition No. 15693 of 2012 2012/11/26 2012/11/26 2012/11/26 26/11/2012:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why they should not be directed to investigate, prosecute and punish people responsible for…,

On 24.11.2012, more than 110 people died due to a fire breaking out at the Tazreen Fashion Limited, in Ashulia. Ain-O-Shalish Kendra (ASK) commenced an investigation with a view to…,

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2013 Writ Petition No. 10663 of 2013 2013/10/08 2013/10/08 2013/10/10 10/10/2013: The High Court issued a Rule Nisi asking the Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Director General, Directorate of Health Services, Inspector General of…,
07/08/2016:

The High Court passed an order that it court required the presence and valuable opinion of the experts, named; (i) Dr. Habibuzzaman Chowdhury, Former Head of the Department of Forensics, Dhaka…,
16/10/2016:

The Court received opinion regarding various aspects of the Two Finger Test from the former Head of the Department of Forensics, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dr. Habibuzzaman Chowdhury; the Head…,
23/10/2017:

Respondent no. 1, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare filed an application for a direction to call forensic experts on the process of conducting two finger test and its…,
06/11/2017:

Five forensic experts  i.e. Head of Department, Department of Forensic, Dhaka Medical College & Hospital; Head of Department, Department of Forensic Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University; Head of Department,…,
20/11/2017:

The Petitioner placed two medical jurisprudence books namely, Modi- A Textbook of Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology (25th Edition) and Simpson’s Forensic Medicine (13th Edition) before the court, where in Modi, it…,
07/12/2017:

The The Petitioner placed the World Health Organization’s recommendation in its publication on “Health Care for Women Subjected to Intimate Partner Violence or Sexual Violence- A Clinical Handbook” before…,
11/12/2017:

The Respondent no.1 filed affidavit in compliance referring 4 expert opinions. Among them, Dr. Sohel Mahmud, Head of Department, Dept. of Forensic Medicine, Dhaka Medical College made his opinion…,
15/01/2018:

The Petitioners filed affidavit in reply to the affidavit in compliance filed with the written expert opinion by the respondent no.1. In the reply, the petitioners controvert the…,
30/01/2018:

The respondent no. 1, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare filed an application for adjournment for two weeks for filing affidavit in opposition which was allowed by the court.

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11/03/2018:

The respondent no.1 filed affidavit in opposition. In its opposition, the respondent states, two methods i.e. the finger test and assessment of state of the hymen, are regularly…,
10/04/2018:

 

The Respondnet No. 1 filed supplementary affidavit annexing the Health Care Protocol namely "Health Response to Gender Based Violence-Protocol for Health Care Providers" and submitted that two finger test…,
12/04/2018:

After conclusion of the hearing, the Hon'ble court pleased to dispose of the rule with following 8 directions- 

  1. The TFT is not scientific, reliable, valid and hereby…,

There is a widespread concern among medical professionals, law enforcement agencies and women’s rights advocates, as well as government officials that the so-called “two finger test” conducted by physicians in…,

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1997 Writ Petition No. 3437 of 1997 1997/06/12 1997/06/12 1997/06/23 23/06/1997: The High Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the Ministry of Establishment, the Controller of Examinations and the Chairman, PSC to show cause why the failure to issue admit…,

The three petitioners, all graduates from Dhaka University, and all having visual disabilities, challenged the failure of the Public Service Commission (PSC) to issue admit cards to them for the…,

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2008 Writ Petition No. 2652 of 2008 2008/03/27 2008/03/27 2008/04/09 09/04/2008: The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on the respondents to show cause as to why their refusal to appoint Mr. Rahman should not be declared to be without lawful…,

Md. Nurur Rahman, an engineer with a physical disability who was denied appointment to the post of Assistant Manager (Mechanical) in the Bangladesh Gas Field Company Limited (BGFCL), filed a…,

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2010 Writ Petition No. 2867 of 2010 2010/04/11 2010/04/11 2010/06/08 08/06/2010: The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on 08.06.2010 on the respondents, including the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs and the JSC, to show cause as to why…,

Shapan Chowkidar, a lawyer with visual impairments, along with BLAST, Action on Disability and Development (ADD), and the National Council of Women with Disabilities (NCDW), filed a writ petition challenging…,

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2014 Writ Petition No. 7208 of 2014 2014/07/23 2014/07/23 2014/09/02 02/09/2014: The High Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why Sections 3 &4 of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (Land Acquisition) Regulation, 1958 shall…,

The Petitioners are from the Chakma community and have been living on their lands for many years. On 10.04.2014, without prior acquisition notices and processes and without surveying…,

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2003 Writ Petition No. 6353 of 2003 2003/10/23 2003/10/23 2003/11/16 16/11/2003:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the foreign prisoners should not be brought before the Court so that it may…,

BLAST filed a writ petition challenging the continued detention of nineteen foreign nationals of different countries in Dhaka Central Jail beyond and above their terms of conviction, based on news…,

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2010 Writ Petition No. 6231 of 2010 2010/08/01 2010/08/01 2010/08/01 01/08/2010: The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why they should not be directed to take appropriate steps to ensure operation of disaster…,

The Writ Petition was filed in the matter of inaction of the respondents to restore and recover livelihood and property of the people seriously affected by Cyclone Aila on 25…,

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2005 Writ Petition No. 8283 of 2005 2005/11/20 2005/11/20 2010/03/02 02/03/2010:

The High Court delivered its judgment on 02.03.2010, in which it said that Section 6(2) of the Nari-O-Shishu Nirjatan (Bishesh Bidhan) Ain 1995, now repealed, was unconstitutional. It upheld the…,

Shukur Ali, a minor boy, was convicted under S.6 (2) of the Nari-o-Shishu Nirjatan (Bishesh Bidhan) Ain 1995 by the Nari-o-Shishu Nirjatorn Bishesh Adalat, Manikganj (a special Tribunal) on 12 July,…,

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1998 Writ Petition No. 1783 of 1998 1998/06/28 1998/06/28 1998/07/12 12/07/1998:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on 12.07.1998 calling upon the Ministry of Establishment and the Ministry of Social Welfare to show cause why the impugned circular amending the…,

BLAST and Muhammad Sarwar Hussain Khan, a person with a visual impairment, filed a writ petition challenging a circular issued by the Ministry of Establishment on 17.03.1997 amending the provision…,

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2003 Writ Petition No. 567 of 2003 2003/01/11 2003/01/11 2003/01/11 11/01/2003:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on the respondents to show cause as to why the action taken illegally for forcible eviction of about 3260 people from Bhashantek Basti,…,
10/09/2003:

Extension of Stay order for 6 months.

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The petitioners, BLAST and several residents of Bhashantek Basti challenged the threat of forced eviction of about 3260 people from Bhaashantek Basti, Kafrul, Dhaka. The threat to evict these persons,…,

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2012 Writ Petition No. 7102 of 2012 2012/06/07 2012/06/07 2012/06/21 21/06/2012:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why the office Memo bearing No jagrik/bhusobya/note-file/2011/15340 dated 29.12.2011 issued by the Deputy Director…,

The petitioner challenged the office Memo No. jagrik/bhusobya/note-file/ 2011/15340 dated 29.12.2011 issued by the Deputy Director Land and Property Management refusing to allot a plot for rehabilitation of the slum…,

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2001 Civil Appeal Nos. 593-594 of 2001 (Arising out of Writ Petition No.5897 of 2000) 2001/11/13 2001/11/13 2011/05/12 12/05/2011:

The appeal was allowed in part. Mr. Justice Md. Wahhab Miahdis agreed with the majority and delivered a dissenting judgment.

The majority judgment stated that both the appeals…,

The Bangla Bazar Patrika, a national newspaper, reported a story on 02.12.2000 of a husband, A, who uttered ‘talaq’ tohis  wife B, and X, a local influential person issued a…,

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2014 Writ Petition No. 7878 of 2014 2014/08/30 2014/08/30 2014/09/14 14/09/2014:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why clause No. 5 in the BG Forms No. 1600 and 16001 should…,

A petition was filed to challenge Clause 5 of the marriage registration form (kabin-nama) (BG Form Nos. 1600 and 1601), which perpetuates discrimination between women and men and results…,

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2011 Writ Petition No. 10934 of 2011 2011/12/20 2011/12/20 2011/12/21 21/12/2011:

No rule was called for. The High Court directed the Petitioner to vacate the project area along with all other inhabitants of the slum (basti) by 31.01.2012, so that the…,

The petitioner and other residents of the Biddut Colony Basti suddenly came to know that the Government had reportedly taken step for eviction of the poor basti people by demolishing…,

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1998 Writ Petition No. 3806 of 1998 1998/11/26 1998/11/26 2003/04/07 07/04/2003:

The High Court initially issued a Rule Nisi, and upon full hearing delivered judgment observing that Sections 54 and 167 of the CrPC are not fully consistent with constitutionally guaranteed…,
24/05/2016:

On 24.05.2016, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh dismissed an appealby the Government against High Court guidelines aimed to prevent abuse of sections 54 and 167 ofthe…,

BLAST, Ain o Salish Kendra, Shonmilito Shamajik Andolon and several individuals filed a writ petition in the High Court challenging the abuse of police powers to arrest without warrant…,

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2003 Writ Petition No. 7069 of 2003 2003/11/22 2003/11/22 2003/12/03 03/12/2003:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the eviction of the dwellers from the peaceful possession without due process of law…,
30/03/2004:

The stay order was extended this till disposal of the case.

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About fifty-eight landless families of the fisher folks residing in Jelepara Basti, Chittagong were arbitrarily and forcibly evicted without any prior notice or resettlement.

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2004 Writ Petition No. 5194 of 2004 2004/08/30 2004/08/30 2004/09/01 01/09/2004:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the Respondents to show cause as to why the action for eviction of the landless people should not be declared to…,

BLAST along with Nijera Kori, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA), Association for Land Reform and Development (ALRD), and the Bangladesh Society for Enforcement of…,

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2002 Writ Petition No. 2935 of 2002 2002/06/16 2002/06/16 2002/06/19 19/06/2002:

The High Court Division issued directions not to evict the inhabitants form the land till finalization of the auction process and to allow them to participate in the auction.

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The petitioners, along with thousands of others, had been living on the khas land in the Mohajerpara area of Cox’s Bazar for years after their homesteads had been destroyed in…,

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2009 Writ Petition No. 4456 of 2009 2009/06/25 2009/06/25 2009/07/01 01/07/2009:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the threat of eviction without alternative accommodation should not be declared to be without…,

On 25.06.2009 BLAST, Ain o Shalish Kendra (ASK) and Coalition for the Urban Poor (CUP) filed a writ petition in the High Court challenging an arbitrary announcement threatening the forceful…,

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2012 Contempt Petition No. 320 of 2012 (arising out of Writ Petition No. 4456 of 2009) 2012/10/15 2012/10/15 2013/05/05 05/05/2013:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the contemnor respondents to show cause as to why a contempt proceeding should not be drawn for violating the order of stay…,

After Writ Petition No. 4456 of 2009 was filed by BLAST, Ain o Shalish Kendra (ASK) and Coalition for the Urban Poor (CUP) challenging an arbitrary announcement threatening the forceful…,

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2005 Writ Petition No. 5298 of 2005 2005/07/23 2005/07/23 2005/07/24 24/07/2005:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on the respondents to show cause why the eviction of the slum dwellers from their peaceful possession of the area in question should…,

BLAST, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) and a slum resident filed a writ petition challenging the eviction, harassment, intimidation and threat to evict the slum dwellers of SagarikaBasti, Dag No.…,

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2008 Writ Petition No. 9763 of 2008 2008/12/03 2008/12/03 2009/04/06 06/04/2009:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on the respondents, directing them to show cause as to why the threat of eviction should not be declared to be without lawful…,

BLAST, along with Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) and the Coalition of the Urban Poor (CUP), filed a writ petition on 03.12.2008 challenging the threatened eviction of the KorailBasti, Mohakhali,…,

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2003 Writ Petition No. 3326 of 2003 2003/05/03 2003/05/03 2003/05/03 03/05/2003:

The High Court Division issued a Rule Nisi on the respondents to show cause why the eviction of the slum dwellers without prior notice should not be declared illegal and…,

The petitioners challenged the forcible eviction of one thousand families residing at PaharTali, New Shahid Lane Basti (Slum), Khulshi, Chittagong without any prior notice or announcement or alternative prior rehabilitation.…,

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2000 Writ Petition No. 1341 of 2000 2000/03/12 2000/03/12 2001/11/06 06/11/2001:

The High Court held that the trial had been held without jurisdiction and without lawful authority and that therefore the impugned judgment and order of conviction were void ab initio.…,

BLAST, along with a convict under the Nari o ShishuNirjatan (BisheshBidhan) Ain, 1995, Alamgir Hossain, filed a writ petition challenging the judgment and order of sentence and conviction passed by…,

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2003 Writ Petition No. 7578 of 2003 2003/12/29 2003/12/29 2004/08/03 03/08/2004:

The High Court delivered judgment on 03.08.2004 directing compliance with the earlier direction made in Suo Moto Order No. 248 of 2003 and directing the respondents to report compliance within…,

BLAST filed a writ petition impugning the prolonged detention of 155 under-trial prisoners in Dhaka Central Jail, based on a news report published in the Daily Star. BLAST also submitted…,

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2009 Writ Petition No. 5863 of 2009 2009/08/22 2009/08/22 2009/08/25 25/08/2009:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on directing the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and law-enforcing agencies and Union Parishads and Pourashavas, among others, to take immediate…,
08/07/2010:

The High Court, after hearing the parties at length, delivered a judgment on 08.07.2010 declaring the imposition of all sorts of extrajudicial punishments in the name of ‘fatwa’ to be…,

BLAST, with Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), Bangladesh MohilaPorishad, BRAC Human Rights and Legal Services Programme and Nijera Kori, filed a writ petition challenging the imposition and execution of extra…,

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2006 Writ Petition No. 606 of 2006 2006/01/23 2006/01/23 2006/02/02 02/02/2006:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why the provisions of the relevant laws should not be brought into effect by…,
24/02/2008:

The Court on 24.02.2008 delivered a judgment directing the establishment of District Judge and Joint District Judge Courts, also to operate as Sessions Courts and Suppression of Violence against Women…,

The three districts in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), Rangamati, Khagrachari and Bandarban, were regulated by the Chittagong Hill Tracts Regulation, 1900, under which the Deputy Commissioner of Chittagong had…,

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2003 Writ Petition No. 6309 of 2003 2003/10/20 2003/10/20 2003/10/21 21/10/2003:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why the gender discriminatory requirement in the advertisement imposed upon the female candidates should…,
10/11/2003:

The stay order was extended for a further period of 3 months.

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10/02/2004:

The Rule was disposed for non-prosecution following a settlement with the relevant Government Department which agreed to re-advertise the position without the discriminatory clause.

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BLAST along with the Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA), Ain o Salish Kendra and MossammatNasrin Akhter, a candidate for the position of health assistant, filed a writ petition challenging…,

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Suo Moto Rule No. 04 Of 2015 2015/04/20 2015/04/20 2015/04/16 16/04/2015:

The High Court issued the Suo Moto Rule on 16.04.2015 calling upon the Respondents to show cause as to why sufficient security measures or proper steps should not be taken…,

BLAST, with Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), filed an application to appear as an intervenor to assist the Hon’ble Court with disposal of the Suo Moto Rule issued on 16.04.2015…,

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2009 Criminal Miscellaneous Case No. 24727 of 2009 2009/11/17 2009/11/17 2009/12/15 15/12/2009:

The High Court briefly heard the state and the two human rights groups, including BLAST, and on the Attorney General’s request, the matter was adjourned for hearing until 09.01.2010.  The…,

On 17.11.2009, a High Court Division Bench relying on newspaper reports of two persons having been allegedly killed by Rapid Action Batallion (RAB) personnel, directed Major KaziWahiduzzaman and Lieutenant Hasan,…,

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2009 Writ Petition No. 4152 of 2009 2009/06/18 2009/06/18 2009/06/29 29/06/2009:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the respondents to explain within four weeks why extra-judicial killings in ‘crossfire’ or ‘encounters’ by law enforcement agencies should not be…,

BLAST, along with other human rights organizations, filed a writ petition challenging deaths at the hands of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in the name of ‘crossfire’ or ‘encounters’.

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2005 Writ Petition No. 3566 of 2005 2005/05/23 2005/05/23 2005/05/24 24/05/2005:

The High Court division issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why they should not be directed to take necessary measures and legal actions to…,
14/12/2006:

Affidavit-In-Opposition was submitted by the Respondent No. 11 (Chief Executive Officer, SavarCantionment Board)

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17/12/2006:

Affidavit-In-Opposition was submitted by the Respondent No. 3 (Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment), 8 (Chief Inspector of Factories) and 9 (DG, Department of Environment).

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22/05/2013:

An application for direction was submitted by Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST).

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16/06/2013:

Affidavit-In-Opposition was submitted by the Respondent No. 10 (RAJUK).

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12/08/2018:

The case came up to the cause list as a item no. 467 for hearing in the Annex Building Court No. 10.

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The factory building of Spectrum Sweater Industries Ltd., a nine storied building at Palashbari, Savar, collapsed leaving 69 workers dead and 89 injured.

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2010 Writ Petition No. 1360 of 2010 2010/02/14 2010/02/14 2010/02/16 16/02/2010:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on the Secretary of the Ministry of Health and the Directorate General of Health Services to explain within three months their failure to…,

BLAST, along with Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) and an alleged victim of unsafe blood transfusion filed a writ petition challenging the failure of the Government to implement the provisions…,

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2006 Writ Petition No. 6302 of 2006 2006/07/05 2006/07/05 2006/07/09 09/07/2006:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on 09.07.2006 on the respondents to show cause why Section 3 of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (Land Acquisition) Regulation, 1958 should not be…,

BLAST, along with representatives of twenty-three landless families, filed a writ petition challenging the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (Land Acquisition) Regulation, 1958 and a notice…,

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2009 Writ Petition No. 2813 of 2009 2009/04/26 2009/04/26 2009/05/03 03/05/2009:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on 03.05.2009 on the respondents directing them to show cause as to why Section 2(1) of the Family Courts Ordinance should not be…,

BLAST and Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) filed a writ petition challenging Section 1(2) of the Family Court Ordinance, 1984 which bars applicability of the Family Court Ordinance in three…,

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2004 Writ Petition No.7013 of 2004
2003/12/14 2003/12/14 2004/01/02 02/01/2004:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on 02.01.2004 on the respondents to show cause why the public notification issued by the Additional Divisional Commissioner styling himself as the Sessions…,

BLAST filed a writ petition challenging the Additional Divisional Commissioner of Chittagong’s exercise of powers as a Sessions Judge by claiming an ex-officio authority unfounded in law. The three hill…,

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2014 Writ Petition No. 12388 of 2014 2014/12/27 2014/12/27 2015/02/15 15/02/2015:

The High Court Division issued rule nisi calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why the inaction and/or negligence, and/or failure on the part of the…,
24/04/2015:

The court pleased to add Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) as Intervener of the Writ Petition.

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On May, 2015 an  Affidavit-in-Opposition was submitted on behalf of the  Respondent No. 4 (Director-General, Bangladesh Railway, Railway Bhavan, Abdul Gani Road, Dhaka).

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09/05/2015:

Affidavit- in- compliance was submitted on behalf of the respondent no. 5 (Director (Operation and Maintenance) Fire Service Headquarter, Kazi Alauddin Road).

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31/08/2015:

Affidavit of Reply to the facts of the petitioner  was submitted on behalf of the respondent no. 5 (Director (Operation and Maintenance) Fire Service Headquarter, Kazi Alauddin Road).

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On November, 2015  an Affidavit-in-Opposition was submitted on behalf of the respondent nos. 3(DG, Fire Service and Civil Defence)  & 5 (Director (Operation and Maintenance) Fire Service Headquarter, Kazi Alauddin…,
18/02/2016:

The honourable court made the rule absolute.

After being considered the socio-economic position of the country and also kept in view of the applicable laws of the country with regard to…,
31/10/2017:

An application for stay the operation of the judgment and order passed by the High Court Division on 18.02.16 in the Writ Petition No. 12388 of 2014 till the disposal…,
05/08/2018:

After being heard both parties submission the Appellate Division dismissed Civil Petition for Leave to Appeal No. 3929/2017.

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Zihad, a 4 years old boy while playing in the Shahjahanpur Railway Colony playground fell inside the 16 inches uncovered shaft  which was left abandoned by Bangladesh Railway and WASA…,

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2011 Writ Petition No. 3015 of 2011 2011/04/07 2011/04/07 2011/11/30 30/11/2011:

The High Court Division issued a rule on the Government seeking an explanation on the legality of the aforesaid programme. The Court also directed the respondents to show cause as…,

Under the “Beggar Rehabilitation and Alternative Employment Programme” the Government engaged ten NGOs to participate in registering persons as beggars, and classifying them into different categories. These would classify people…,

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2005 Writ Petition No. 3455-3464 of 2005 2005/05/19 2005/05/19 2005/05/19 19/05/2005:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on 19.05.2005 in each writ upon the respondents to show cause as to why Section 3 of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (Land Acquisition)…,

BLAST provided legal aid to ten individuals residing in DighinalaMouza in the Khagrachari District of the Chittagong Hill Tracts filed ten analogous writ petitions challenging Section 3 of the Chittagong…,

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2015 Writ Petition No. 5541 of 2015 2015/05/23 2015/05/23 2015/05/25 25/05/2015:

Rule Nisi was issued upon the Respondents to show cause as to why the delay by the Respondents nos. 4-6 in recording FIR regarding an allegation of rape of the…,
31/05/2015:

Matter fixed for order. A list of names were proposed for inclusion in the committee of experts to be appointed by the Respondents pursuant to the order dated 25.05.2015.

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According to news reports, a 21 year old woman from the Garo Community was gang-raped by 5 men in a running microbus in Dhaka City on Thursday 21 May 2015,…,

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2009 Writ Petition No. 3285 of 2009 [With Writ Petition No. 2829 of 2006] 2012/05/13 2012/05/13 2012/10/07 07/10/2012:

The Court decided that the judgment given by Respondent No.2 on 22.09.1996 applying the Hindu DayabhagaLaw is without lawful authority having no mandate of law. Respondent No. 2 was directed…,

The Petition concerned a question of whether dispute over succession in the Marma community will be resolved using the Hindu Dayabhaga Law or the social customs of the community. DogyoMog…,

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1997 Writ Petition No. 7483 of 1997 1997/11/22 1997/11/22 1997/11/24 24/11/1997:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi directing the respondents to show cause as to why the grant of lease in favour of Indus Valley Investment Pvt. Ltd. by RAJUK…,

Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripaksha (RAJUK) granted a 75-year lease of 220 acres of land in the Gulshan, Banani and Baridhara Residential area, including areas of Gulshan and Banani Lakes earmarked as…,

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2002 Writ Petition No.702 of 2002 2002/09/05 2002/09/05 2012/08/02 02/08/2012:

On 02.08.2003 the Respondents are directed not to disturb the Petitioners, the Stranded Pakistanis to rebuild their demolished houses, shops etc. in the A.D.C. Non-Local Relief Camp Mirpur, Dhaka.  

 

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06/08/2012:

On 06.08.2012 the Honorable High Court directed that the application for substitution is allowed. All applicants are substituted as legal in the Stranded Pakistanis Youth Operation Movement.

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28/03/2016:

The Rule is disposed of with observations

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The Petitioners are the members of the Stranded Pakistanis Youth Repatriation Movement, a non-political organisation. In 1972, with the help of the International Committee of Red Cross they created close…,

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2013 Writ Petition No. 3841 of 2013 2013/04/11 2013/04/11 2013/04/16 16/04/2013:

The Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Inspector General of Police, Deputy Commissioner, Madaripur, Superintendent of Police, Madaripur and Officer-in-Charge, Madaripur Sadar Police Station, Madaripur,…,

A news report was published in the daily Jugantor dated 25.12.2012 stating that on 22.12.2012 with the help of the local administration, a group of persons claiming to be religious…,

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2004 Writ Petition No. 7031 of 2004 2004/12/20 2004/12/20 2004/12/21 21/12/2004:

The Court directed the government not to publish the Gazette Notification relating to banning of the publications of Ahmadiya Muslim Jamat till disposal of the case and also issued a…,

This case was filed against the government order to forfeit publications of the Ahmadiya Muslim Jamat in Bangladesh and to prohibit their publications, sale, distribution and preservation, as this was…,

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2011 Writ Petition No. 3139 of 2011 2011/04/11 2011/04/11 2011/04/13 13/04/2011:

The Court issued a Rule Nisi upon Respondent Nos. 3, 4 and 9 to submit a report to the Court within ten days as to the measures taken by them…,
10/05/2011:

The application for direction was submitted on behalf of the petitioners for directing the respondents no. 3 (Officer in Charge, Cantonment, Dhaka) /4(Officer in Charge, Feni Sadar, Feni) to…,
19/05/2011:

An Affidavit-In-Compliance was submitted on behalf of the respondent no.  9 (Inspector General of Police, Police Head Quarter, Fulbaria, Dhaka) in accordance with the direction of the High Court dated…,
22/05/2011:

Affidavit in reply was submitted on behalf of the petitioner in response of the affidavit in compliance submitted by the respondent no. 9 ( Inspector General of Police, Police Head Quarter,…,

The petitioners are aggrieved by the failure of Respondent nos 4 and 5 to comply with their statutory duties to investigate the allegations of the beating of Hasina, 10…,

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2013 Suo Moto Rule No. 05 of 2013 2013/05/06 2013/05/06 2016/04/20 20/04/2016:

As the Director General of Health appointed  44 Female Doctors for ascertaining the age of female rape victim, the rule was disposed of with directions that the respondent will monitor…,

A petition was filed against the absence of a female doctor to ascertain the age of a rape victim. Female patients were dealt with by male physicians and their assistants…,

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2011 Writ Petition No. 5557-5662 & 6963-6981 of 2011 2011/08/18 2011/08/18 2012/01/05 05/01/2012:

The Rule is made Absolute, with no order as to costs. The impugned order dated 05.07.2001 was passed by respondent No. 1, rejecting the application under Order VII, Rule 11…,

The impugned order dated 05.07.2001 passed in the BLL Case No. 228 of 2011 adopted the same order dated 05.07.2011 passed in the BLL Case No. 227 of 2011, which…,

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2014 Writ Petition No. 9413 of 2014 2014/10/19 2014/10/19 2016/12/28 28/12/2016:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi directing the respondents to show cause as to why the failure of the respondents in preventing unlawful construction of a residential building by…,

A petition was filed challenging the inaction of the Respondents in failing to take steps to prevent the unlawful construction of a residential building by respondent No. 9 to 11…,

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2012 Suo Moto No. 44 of 2012 2012/07/12 2012/07/12 2013/12/04 04/12/2013:

A Suo Moto Rule was issued upon the respondents to show cause as to why they should not be directed to take legal action against the running of private vehicles…,

Alia Islam, a woman with disabilities, and her father purchased a CNG Auto Rickshaw to enable her to travel particularly to attend office. The registration of said Auto Rickshaw was…,

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2016 Writ Petition No. 4102 of 2016 2016/04/03 2016/04/03 2016/11/15 15/11/2016:

The Court issued a Rule Nisi to show cause as to why the failure to ensure the safety provision of BNBC by the respondents, for safety during construction should not…,

A four year old girl, Ria Moni died on the spoton 28 March 2016, when an iron rod fell onto her head when she was walking on the road in…,

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2010 Writ Petition No.4919 of 2010 2010/06/10 2010/06/10 2010/06/10 10/06/2010:

The Honorable High Court Division issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why they shall not be directed to take action and…,

The petitioners filed this writ petition being aggrieved by the failure of the concerned authorities to prepare adequately and effectively for preventing and fighting against the fire break outs…,

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2003 Writ Petition No. 2589 of 2003 2003/04/02 2003/04/02 2003/04/07 07/04/2003:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the letter dated 19.02.2002 and 27.02.2002 transferring petitioner No. 2 to Gazipur District Jail…,

The instant case involves protection to the rights of petitioner No. 2 as a child under the Children Act, 1974, for the right to liberty from jail where he is…,

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2010 Writ Petition No. 5684 of 2010 2010/07/18 2010/07/18 2010/07/18 18/07/2010:

The High Court  issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why (a) it should not declare the involvement of government employees in such violence…,
13/01/2011:

After being heard the submission the court with regard to the prohibition of corporal punishment within the home and workplace sdirected the government  to consider amending the Children Act, 1974…,

The writ petition was filed  for challenging the impugned actions being the caning, beating and chaining of children, both boys and girls, studying in governmental and non-governmental primary…,

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2007 Writ Petition No. 5207 of 2007 2007/05/27 2007/05/27 2007/05/03 03/05/2007:

The Court issued a Rule Nisi to show cause as to why the order for cancellation of the allotment letter dated 22.04.2007 in pursuance of Memo dated 16.04.2007 issued under…,
06/09/2007:

BLAST was added as a party on 06.09.2007. Considering BLAST’S expertise, the Court noted that BLAST may render such assistance as would enable the Court to arrive at a just…,

A residential project had been developed for government officers and influential persons within the administration by erasing hills in Cox's Bazar. The land in question measuring 51 acres was recorded…,

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2006 Writ Petition No. 1256 of 2006 2006/02/16 2006/02/16 2006/02/26 26/02/2006:

A Rule Nisi was issued upon the Respondents to show cause as to why the inaction of the respondents in not giving overtime allowance according to section 58 of the…,

The respondents failed to give overtime allowance either according to section 58 of the Factories Act 1965 read with Rules 70 of the Factories Rule 1979 or a letter issued…,

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1999 Writ Petition No. 1778 of 1999 1999/05/23 1999/05/23 1999/05/24 24/05/1999:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on the respondents to show cause as to why a Rule shall not be issued to grant lease in favour of the petitioners…,
25/02/2003:

The Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why they should not be restricted by an order of injunction from evicting the petitioners…,

BLAST, along with three inhabitants of the Baharchara and Stadiumpara area (under B.S. Plot Nos. 3115, 3118, 3121-3124, 3130, 3142-3147, 3520-3529 and 3535, all government khas land), challenged a circular…,

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2001 Writ Petition No. 6252 of 2001 2001/11/04 2001/11/04 2001/11/11 11/11/2001:

The High Court Division issued a direction on 11.11.2001 on the respondents to show cause as to why the threatenedeviction of the slum dwellers from peaceful possession without due process of…,

BLAST filed a writ petition along with the slum dwellers of the F. D. C. Gate area of Tejgaon, who had been living in the vacant and abandoned premises of…,

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2012 Writ Petition No. 1576 of 2012 2012/02/12 2012/02/12 2012/03/18 18/03/2012:

A Rule Nisi had been issued calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why their inaction or failure to take measures to conduct an effective inquiry into allegations…,

Modhusudon Chakrabarty, a medical student committed suicide on 11.12.2010 due to alleged persistent harassment by his teachers on account of his speech disability, as reported in several leading newspapers. A…,

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2008 Writ Petition No. 8404 of 2008 2008/11/04 2008/11/04 2008/11/10 10/11/2008:

The Court issues a Rule Nisi on the Respondents to show cause as to why the impugned Invitation for Bids issued by the Ministry of  Health and Family welfare should…,

The  Invitation for Bids for Health Care Services issued by the Ministry of Health and Family  Welfare on 21.04.2008 stated that sealed proposal were to be prepared in English by…,

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2015 Writ Petition No. 511 of 2015
2015/02/22 2015/02/22 2016/01/26 26/01/2016:

The Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why a direction should not be given allowing the petitioner to exercise her right to…,
20/03/2017:

The Rule was disposed of as the Court was not inclined to enter into the merits of the case in view of the submission that Petitioner No.1 had already been divorced…,

Arpita Das married Arnab Roy Choudhury. Before their marriage Arpita’s father gave 140,000 taka to Arnab for his higher Studies in the United Kingdom. After their engagement Arnab left Bangladesh for…,

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2011 Writ Petition No. 7401 of 2011 2011/08/14 2011/08/14 2011/08/17 17/08/2011:

The Court passed an order of injunction on 25.08.2011 which was extended till 29.11.2011, restraining the licensing authority from issuing or renewing any driving license with the due process of…,
15/11/2011:

The Court issued a Rule Nisi on 17.10.2011 upon the respondents to show cause as to why the failure to comply with their statutory and constitutional duties to take effective…,
09/12/2012:

However, after 29.11.2011, the petitioner did not take any more steps.

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The failure of the Respondent to comply with their constitutional and statutory duties to secure the right to life of persons across the country by taking appropriate measure and to…,

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2010 Writ Petition No. 4432 of 2010 2012/05/30 2012/05/30 2010/05/31 31/05/2010:

A Rule Nisi be issued, calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why the impugned proceeding by the second inquiry committee headed by the respondent No.5, after dismissing…,
10/10/2010:

An application for direction was submitted on behalf of the petitioner for

- staying the operation of the order dated 07.04.10 directing the petitioner to appear before the inquiry committee headed…,
13/10/2010:

After being heard the direction application the court pleased to allow the said application and direct the petitioner to appear before the inquiry committee heard by the respondent no. 5…,
16/07/2012:

Let the order of stay granted earlier by this court be extended for a further period of 06 (six) months from date.

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03/07/2014:

After being heard the submission the said court discharged the case for default.

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On 03.03.2003 at about 10.00 PM the Petitioner, when she was the student of 4th year in the Department of Psychology, on her way to the Department Office was passing…,

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2005 Writ Petition No. 4190 of 2005 2005/06/18 2005/06/18 2005/06/21 21/06/2005:

The Court ruled thatTele Talk Bangladesh Limited is the SIM cards trading agent of the Bangladesh Government. S. 3 of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act, 1931, does not contain…,

TeleTalk Bangladesh Limited published a notice vide Memo No. Tele Talk/MD/M-5/2005/06 dated 05.05.2005 in different daily newspapers, offering applications through e-mails for the distribution of SIM cards for connections of…,

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2012 Writ Petition No. 3814 of 2012 2012/01/17 2012/01/17 2013/07/23 23/07/2013:

A Rule Nisi  was issued upon the Respondents to show cause as to why the impugned forcible eviction  of Korail Bosti should not be declared to be without lawful authority…,
21/01/2013:

Period of Status quo was extended for 6 months.

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22/07/2013:

Period of Status quo was extended for 1 year.

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16/07/2014:

Period of Status quo was extended for 1 year.

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02/07/2015:

Period of Status quo was extended for 1 year.

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05/06/2017:

The Court allowed the application for direction and further directed the respondent nos. 5 and 6 to furnish the necessary documents reproduced in the sub-paragraphs (i) to (v) of paragraph…,
05/06/2017:

Period of Status quo was extended till disposal of the Rule.  

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A Writ Petition was filed against the arbitrary and forcible eviction of the petitioners Nos.7-11 and about 2000 other inhabitants of the Korail Bosti area, without any prior notice as…,

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2006 Writ Petition No. 8333 of 2006 2006/08/21 2006/08/21 2006/08/21 21/08/2006:

A Rule Nisi was issued calling upon the respondents to show cause why the detention of Maung Pru alias Abdul Malate shall not be brought before this court to satisfy…,

Maung  Pru alias Abdul Malate was detained in Cox’s Bazar District Jail for 12 years after serving out the terms of his conviction.

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2011 Civil Petition for Leave to Appeal No. 1357 of 2011 with 973 of 2014 and 142 of 2011 2011/02/07 2011/02/07 2015/05/28 28/05/2015:

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court did not fully agree with the High Court Division Judgment. They agreed with the ultimate decision that no complaint can be made directly…,

The instant Civil Petition for Leave to Appeal arose out of the judgment and order dated 31.03.2011, passed by the High Court Division in Writ Petition No. 914 of 2011…,

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2012 Writ Petition No. 12211 of 2012 2012/09/24 2012/09/24 2015/03/12 12/03/2015:

The Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why a direction should not be given upon the respondents to absorb the petitioners in…,

The petitioners have been appointed Railway as Wayman, Gate Keeper, Valve man etc on temporary basis. During their service, an agreement was executed between the Ministry of Communication…,

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2001 Writ Petition No. 804 of 2001 2001/03/01 2001/03/01 2006/05/25 25/05/2006:

High Court Division on 25 May 20006 distinguished the nature of financial punishment and physical punishment, and directed the government agencies to perform their statutory duties and functions for realising…,

The transactions involving transfer of lands of the building named Janata Tower at Kawran Bazar, Dhaka were done by Husain Mohammad Ershad using his Presidential power, when he obtained pecuniary…,

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2013 Suo Moto Rule No. 09 of 2013 2013/04/24 2013/04/24 2013/04/30 30/04/2013:

On 30.05.2013 High Court Division issued a Sue Moto Rule Nisi to show cause as to Sohel Rana and the owner/ Chairman/ MD of 5 garments shall not be directed…,

Rana Plaza building collapse was one of the deadliest garment factory accidents in the history of RMG industry in Bangladesh causing at least 1,137 lives injuring 2500 people most of…,

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2016 Writ Petition No. 12182 of 2016 2016/09/29 2016/09/29 2016/09/26 26/09/2016:

The court accepted the supplementary affidavit submitted by the Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) as a part of the writ petition.

The High Court…,
14/12/2016:

Affidavit-in-Compliance was submitted on behalf of the respondent No. 17 ( Tampaco Foils Limited, 2, BSCIC Industrial Estate, Tongi, Gazipur).

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01/01/2017:

Affidavit-in-Compliance was submitted on behalf the Respondent No. 17 (Tampaco Foils Limited, 2, BSCIC Industrial Estate, Tongi, Gazipur).

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10/01/2017:

The case came up to the cause list as a item no. 3 for hearing in the Annex Building Court No. 33. 

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On 10.09.2016 at around 06.05am, a fire broke out and an explosion occurred at the five-storey building housing a factory of Tampaco Foils Limited, in Tongi, Dhaka, and  resulting building…,

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2010 Writ Petition No. 8655 of 2010 2010/04/15 2010/04/15 2010/11/01 01/11/2010:

A Rule Nisi issued calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why

  1. The impugned actions being the failure of the respondent no.1 and the respondent no.…,

A writ petition was filed due to the failure of respondents to ensure the repatriation of 36 un-named Bangladeshi citizens languishing in Cooch Bihar Jail, West Bengal, India despite the…,

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2011 Suo Moto Rule No.01 of 2011 2011/01/27 2011/01/27 2011/01/02 02/01/2011:

High Court Division on 02.01.2011 issued a Sue Moto Rule to show cause as why the respondents didi not apply for the remand of accused Korban, in order to procure…,

The Suo Moto Rule was issued to explain the inaction in taking appropriate steps against the gang that reportedly abducted and maimed children and used them to make money, and…,

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2006 Writ Petition No. 5007 of 2006 2006/05/25 2006/05/25 2006/05/25 25/05/2006:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi to show cause as to why it should not declare that the respondents to have failed to discharge their statutory and constitutional obligations…,

BLAST filed a writ petition challenging the continued inaction by the concerned authorities, in particular the Ministry of Environment, to address the discharge of untreated industrial waste into Dholai Beel,…,

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2000 Writ Petition No. 212 of 2000 2000/01/18 2000/01/18 2000/01/24 24/01/2000:

The High Court issued  a Rule Nisi upon the Respondents to show cause as to why the respondents should not be directed to take steps according to law to eradicate…,

A petition was filed after a girl was sexually assaulted on the campus of Dhaka University at TSC on 31.12.1999. The lady was passing through TSC with two companions when…,

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2000 Writ Petition No. 964 of 2000 2001/01/07 2001/01/07 2001/03/25 25/03/2001:

The Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why they should not be directed to make effective propaganda and publicity work in 12 villages…,

The petition was filed based on the news published in the daily Janakhanta on 05.01.2001 about women of the Surat Union Parishad who were being prevented from casting votes according…,

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2008 Writ Petition No. 5916 of 2008 2008/08/06 2008/08/06 2009/05/14 14/05/2009:

After seven days of hearing, the High Court delivered judgment, giving directives in the form of guidelines for safeguards to sexual abuse and harassment of women at workplaces and educational…,

The writ petition was filed by BNWLA seeking directions to formulate guidelines or policies for the protection of women and girls from sexual harassment in workplace and educational institutions and…,

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2006 Writ Petition No. 5359 of 2006 2006/06/13 2006/06/13 2008/06/08 08/06/2008:

The Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the Respondents to show cause as to why Respondent No.4 should not be directed not to remove any of the seven children beyond…,
14/08/2008:

The Court directed a Sibling DNA Test to be carried out on all seven (7) children on 08.08.2008, after the non-compliance of the parents, Respondent Nos. 4 and 6 to…,

In 05.06.2006, the daily newspapers Jugantor and Janakhantha published news about a former DIG who claimed to be the father of septet (7 children born at the same time). BNWLA…,

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2015 Writ Petition No. 3924 of 2015 2015/04/27 2015/04/27 2015/05/04 04/05/2015:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the respondents should not be directed to take all necessary effective measures to protect…,
05/07/2015:

The High Court Division issued a Rule Nisi to show cause as to why the respondents should not be directed to demarcate the “Lakutia Khal” and protect its flow, and…,

Bhola Khal has contributed significantly to the economic development and the maintenance of ecological balance in theBhola district.  Inconsiderate, unplanned and unlawful construction of bridges, sluice gates by government bodies…,

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2015 Writ Petition No. 7161 of 2015 2015/07/02 2015/07/02 2015/07/05 05/07/2015:

The High Court Division issued a Rule Nisi to show cause as to why the respondents should not be directed to demarcate the “Lakutia Khal” and protect its flow, and…,

“Lakutia Khal” has contributed significantly to the economic development and maintenance of the ecological balance of Barisal Sadarupzilla. It has reduced drastically due to unsustainable structural interventions, many encroachments and…,

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2015 Writ Petition No. 11302 of 2015 2015/11/09 2015/11/09 2015/11/30 30/11/2015:

The High Court Division on 30.11.2015 issued a Rule Nisi to show cause as to why the unauthorised construction of the embankment (cross-dam) made on “Badura Khal”, leading to water…,

“Badura Khal” used to drain out water and support local irrigation of the Merrukhali Union of Pirojpur. Due to the embankment (cross-dam) in the other connecting canals, the villagers were…,

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2014 Writ Petition No. 8936 of 2014 2014/09/16 2014/09/16 2014/09/18 18/09/2014:

The High Court Division on 18.09.2014 issued a Rule Nisi to show cause as to why the respondents should not be directed to prevent and remove all illegal encroachment and…,

“Khapravanga Dona River” has served as a safe harbour for fishermen who can easily take shelter in Mahipur and Alipur fishing ports of Patuakhali during natural calamities. The local people…,

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2014 Writ Petition No. 10553 of 2014 2014/11/16 2014/11/16 2014/11/18 18/11/2014:

The High Court Division on 18.11.2014 issued a Rule Nisi to show cause as to why the declaration of several dag no under South Aichamouza, Charkaua, Barisal as Balumohalshould not…,

Some identified individuals have engaged in unabated and indiscriminate extraction of sands from Kirtankhola river in Charkaua. This hazardous extraction affected the river’s ecosystem and changed its flow and navigability.

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2008 Writ Petition No. 7260 of 2008 2008/09/14 2008/09/14 2009/03/05 05/03/2009:

The High Court Division directed an injunction concerning M.T. Enterprise, to continue until proprietor, Madina Enterprise obtained a clearance certificate from the Department of Environment for the purpose of dismantling…,
17/03/2009:

The Court directed the Ministry of Environment and the Department of Environment to take immediate steps to ensure the closure of all ship breaking yards operating without the necessary Environmental…,

The writ petition was filed to restrain entry of any of the remaining hazardous vessels listed by the Greenpeace into the territorial water of Bangladesh. Soon after filing the application…,

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2010 Writ Petition No.3598 of 2010 2010/05/04 2010/05/04 2011/02/15 15/02/2011:

The High Court gave judgment and passed an order that no child aged below 12 should be employed as a domestic worker. The Court gave a set of directions to…,

BNWLA filed the petition against the repression of domestic workers. 14 cases were annexed to the Writ petition showing that these domestic workers had been tortured or murdered or raped…,

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2010 Writ Petition No. 3962 of 2010 2010/05/16 2010/05/16 2010/05/18 18/05/2010:

The Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why the notice dated 13.05.10 issued by Respondent Nos. 5 & 6  cancelling the victim’s…,

A student of Eden College was sexually harassed and abused by a doctor named Prof. A.K.M Rafiq Uddin on 09.05.2010. The victim's parents discouraged their daughter to disclose the matter…,

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2015 Writ Petition No 2245 of 2015 2015/03/08 2015/03/08 2015/04/07 07/04/2015:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on the respondents to show cause as to why the alleged illegal and unauthorised extraction of sands from 5 balumahals at LohagaraUpazilla of…,
24/08/2015:

Injunction was extended on 24.08.2015 for 6 months from date of expiry on 08.07.2015.

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06/01/2016:

Injunction was extended for 6 months from 06.01.2016.

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08/06/2016:

Injunction was extended for 6 months from 08.06.2016 and will expire on 08.12.2016.

 

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Several numbers of Balumohal at Sorai Khal and Dolu Khal were being leased out to local influential for at least the last ten years, and exploited by the lessees in…,

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2011 Writ Petition No. 8980 of 2011 2011/10/23 2011/10/23 2011/11/16 16/11/2011:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why they should not be directed to take immediate short term and long term steps…,

A petition was filed against the increasing circulation of women and child pornography in the community, and the recording of such pornographic materials and publishing through the internet- either by…,

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2011 Writ Petition No. 7352 of 2011 2011/08/14 2011/08/14 2011/08/25 25/08/2011:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the Respondents to show cause as to why the judicial inquiry shall not be undertaken to unearth the truth, why Respondent…,

A petition was filed against Square Hospital by a deceased baby’s mother who got admitted for childbirth.  Under the supervision of one doctor, victim gave birth to a child, who…,

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2012 Writ Petition No. 4781 of 2012 2012/05/02 2012/05/02 2012/06/20 20/06/2012:

The Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why they should not direct the Nikkah and Marriage Registrars to register the marriage and…,
30/04/2014:

The Court delivered judgment and held that since the time has not yet come to determine the age of parties only on the basis of the National ID cards, therefore,…,

Forged marriages take place leading to devastating consequences in the lives of women. Present marriage structure and existing laws create confusion. The existence of the Child Marriage Restraint Act could…,

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2013 Writ Petition No. 5313 of 2013 2013/05/21 2013/05/21 2013/07/21 21/07/2013:

The Court directed that every citizen has the constitutional rights to be dealt with in accordance with laws, and the detune is no exception. Although they found force in submissions by…,

Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA) filed the writ petition for the detune, a female under-trial prisoner who has been detained in jail custody for about six years and was…,

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2015 Writ Petition No. 6067 of 2015 2015/06/04 2015/06/04 2015/06/07 07/06/2015:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi to show cause as to why the inaction of the respondents to prevent the unauthorized filling up of HazarDeeghi at Hal Halishahar, Chitagong…,
08/09/2015:

To maintain the status quo of the HazarDighee an injunction order was given preventing the unauthorised filling up of the deeghi.which was extended on 24/08/2016 and will expire on 24/02/2017.

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10/03/2016:

Injunction was extended for 6 months.

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24/08/2016:

Injunction was extended for 6 months.

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‘HazarDeeghi’ is a waqf property at Hal Halishahar which in recent times was being filled up by the successors of the waqf estates without any authorisation from the relevant agencies.…,

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2014 Writ Petition No. 8325 of 2014 2014/09/09 2014/09/09 2014/09/16 16/09/2014:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on the respondents to show cause as to why they should not be directed to declare the ‘BakkhaliRiver’ as Ecological Critical Area and…,

‘Bakkhali River’ at Cox’s Bazar used to shelter hundreds of sea vessels and protect the local populace from natural calamities. It was also known for its rich fisheries. The existence…,

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2014 Writ Petition No. 8794 of 2014 2014/09/16 2014/09/16 2014/09/16 16/09/2014:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the respondents’ inaction in preventing hill-cutting at Cox’s Bazar should not be declared to…,

Unlawful and indiscriminate cutting of Hills in Jhilanjamouza of Cox’s Bazar attributed to the ecological imbalance and degradation of environment of the district Cox’s Bazar. This district is rapidly losing…,

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2011 Writ Petition No. 7616 of 2011 2011/08/21 2011/08/21 2012/03/19 19/03/2012:

The High Court directed the public functionary respondents to take effective, inviolable and infallible steps to stop unauthorised hill cutting and razing, and directed them to stop any unauthorised housing…,

Illegal and indiscriminate cutting of hills (including hillocks) caused ecological imbalance in Chittagong including the city area and other hilly districts namely Cox’s Bazar, Bandarban, Rangamati and Khagrachhari, and this…,

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2014 Writ Petition No. 1683 of 2014 2014/02/19 2014/02/19 2014/03/02 02/03/2014:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the respondents should not be directed to protect the agricultural land, wetlands, low land…,

‘SonargaonUpazilla’ of Narayangonj has been subjected to unregulated development where agricultural land, low-lying areas and wetlands are being indiscriminately filled up by few to implement their unauthorised development ventures (Sonargaon…,

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2013 Writ Petition No. 8098 of 2013 2013/07/31 2013/07/31 2014/03/11 11/03/2014:

The High Court directed the respondents not to efface, subtract, vary, modify, or otherwise change the forest (core), forest, lake/canals, urban green, parks, playgrounds/playlots, green-belt as well as similar other…,

The Purbachal New Town Project at Barakaumouza and Parbarthamouza, if it was allowed to be implemented as per its layout plan, there could have been a transformation of vast wetlands…,

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1994 Writ Petition No. 891 of 1994 1994/04/17 1994/04/17 2001/07/15 15/07/2001:

The High Court directed the respondents to control the pollution from industrial units, classified as "Red" within 1 year from the date of the receipt of the judgment and…,

The blooming of tannery industries threatened the environment and is backed by scientific research and investigations from both national and international level. Despite the impugned government notification, there was…,

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1997 Writ Petition No. 4031 of 1997 1997/06/29 1997/06/29 1997/08/14 14/08/1997:

The Court directed the Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs to initiate appropriate action at the state level for effecting repatriation of victim Hasina Begum and to inform the developments to…,

The petitioner’s daughter Hasina Begum aged 15 years was missing since 1992. In 1996 it was discovered that she was being lodged a woman’s home at Lilua, West Bengal, India.…,

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2009 Writ Petition No. 3503 of 2009 2009/06/03 2009/06/03 2009/06/25 25/06/2009:

The High Court directed the respondents to survey the rivers’ area, and declare these 4 rivers as Ecological Critical Area, put up boundary pillars, build walkway and plant trees. The…,

Dhaka is surrounded by 4 rivers- Buringanga, Turag, Balu and Shitalakkha, which have contributed significantly to the economic development and maintenance of the ecological balance of greater Dhaka. They have…,

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2013 Writ Petition No. 3604 of 2013 2013/04/04 2013/04/04 2013/04/07 07/04/2013:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the impugned proposed construction of ‘KDA Commercial Complex Building’ in the Car Park which…,
16/09/2013:

To preserve the status quo, an injunction was granted for 12 months.

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09/09/2014:

The injunction was extended for 1 year.

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03/09/2015:

The injunction was extended for 1 year.

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Khulna City is facing threats emerging from unplanned and unauthorised construction that adversely affected the comfort and well-being of city dwellers.  Khulna UnnayanKartipakkha prepared to build a commercial complex at…,

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2015 Writ Petition No.10264 of 2015 2015/09/21 2015/09/21 2015/09/30 30/09/2015:

The Court issued a Rule Nisi on 30.09.2015 calling upon the respondents to show cause as to whether the police followed all legal provisions while using fire-arms to disperse the…,
17/05/2016:

The Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why they should not be directed to pay compensation at the rate of TK. 50,00,000/-…,

A day labourer and his mother were picked up by a man and his brother-in-law from Ghatailand taken to Kalihati, where they were tortured and the mother was raped in…,

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2010 Writ Petition No.272 of 2010 2010/01/11 2010/01/11 2010/01/11 11/01/2010:

The Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon Respondent Nos. 1-6 to show cause as to why their inaction to take appropriate actionagainst the Respondents should not be declared to…,

The petition was filedagainst the incidents reported in the daily ProthomAlo dated 10.01.10 with regards to Salish conducted by Respondent No.7 (UpazillaChairman) and his conduct of torturing and beating HosneAra,…,

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2009 Writ Petition No.7129 of 2009 2009/10/09 2009/10/09 2009/10/25 25/10/2009:

The Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why the respondents should not be directed to take immediate measures to implement the statutory…,

The Honorable Prime Minister took pledges on 19 October 2009, as such the Respondent of this instant petition are accountable to ensure the implementation of  the Statutory object of the…,

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2000 Writ Petition No.3655 of 2000 2000/07/09 2000/07/09 2000/08/13 13/08/2000:

The Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why they shall not directed to control the free and easy availability of acids in…,

BNWLA filed a writ petition against the respondents for the free and easy availability of acid in open markets. Mahfuza Begum, on 18.08.98, was beaten up by her husband and…,

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2008 Suo Moto Rule No. 04 of 2008 2008/01/01 2008/01/01 2008/07/22 22/07/2008:

The Court directed that the best interests of the child must first be considered. The parents of the children who are brought before the police under arrest or…,
07/02/2013: The Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why they should not be directed to conduct a comprehensive study in order to review the…,

On 20.4.2008, a young girl named Arifa, along with Ripon was caught red-handed having in their possession 29 bottles of Phensidyl, which were strapped to various parts of Arifa's body.…,

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2016 Writ Petition No. 7552 of 2016 2015/07/08 2015/07/08 2015/08/03 03/08/2015:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi to show cause as to why the illegal, unregulated and unauthorised setting-up and operation of stone crushing units should not be declared to…,

At Sylhet Sadar, Companigonj, Jaintapur, Goainghat and KanaighatUpazilla, a number of stone crushing units have been set up on public roads, forests and near playgrounds, residential areas, schools, hospital and…,

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2013 Writ Petition No. 9239 of 2013 2013/09/15 2013/09/15 2013/09/16 16/09/2013:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the impugned decision to fill-up of the public pond situated in front of the…,
15/01/2014:

The stay was extended for 6 months.

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03/07/2014:

The stay was extended for 6 months.

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05/01/2015:

The stay was extended for 6 months.

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29/06/2015:

The stay was extended 1 year from the date of expiry on 05.07.2015.

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08/06/2016:

An injunction has been granted for 1 year.

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The pond in front of Dacope Upazilla Parisadh provides drinking water, particularly in dry seasons to thousands of villagers of the Dacope Upazilla Parisad. The water bodies of the area…,

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2016 Writ Petition No. 2948 of 2016 2016/03/08 2016/03/08 2016/03/21 21/03/2016:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the indiscriminate extraction of silica sand from the Hilly Streams Quarries of Moulvibazar should…,

The Moulvibazar district attracts tourist for its natural sceneries, crystal clear rivers, lush greens, reserve forests, haors, tea estates, hills and hillocks, waterfalls, chhoras or hill streams and other natural…,

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2013 Writ Petition No. 784 of 2013 2013/01/15 2013/01/15 2013/02/07 07/02/2013:

The Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why they should not be directed to conduct a comprehensive study in order to review the…,

BNWLA filed a writ petition on the grounds that protection of law is a fundamental right of every woman and child residing in Bangladesh. Absence of adequate laws and the…,

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2014 Writ Petition No. 445 of 2014 2014/01/19 2014/01/19 2014/01/27 27/01/2014:

The Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the Respondent to show cause as to why they should not be directed to take initiative to recognise the “Birangonas” as freedom…,

Long 43 years has passed after liberation but the status of “Birangonas” have not been established and their contribution has not been recognised. Birangonas are still victims of holocaust and…,

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2011 Writ Petition No. 10481 of 2011 2011/01/31 2011/01/31 2013/11/20 20/11/2013:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi to show causes as to why the creation of pressure and disturbance upon the petitioner to stop the stone collection and processing business…,

Public agencies created illegal pressure to stop the stone processing plant and business, and did not issue ‘পরিবেশগত ছারপত্র to run business.

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2014 Writ Petition No. 2329 of 2014 2014/03/06 2014/03/06 2014/03/09 09/03/2014:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi to show cause as to why the respondents shouldnot be directed to protect the historic ‘Ramkha Pond’ in Tangail from encroachments upon the…,

‘Ramkha Pond’ at Shokhipur, Tangail is commonly used by thousands of inhabitants as a source of water. This pond and its adjacent bank is being grabbed by few local influential…,

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2004 Civil Appeal No. 53 of 2004 (arising out of Writ Petition No.3806 of 1998) 2004/08/02 2004/08/02 2016/05/24 24/05/2016:

Subsequently High Court Division on 07.04.2003 pronounced judgment making the rule absolute and gave 15 directions. The High Court also recommneded to amend section 54, 167,176 and 202 of CrPC section…,

The High Court Division issued a Rule Nisi in the Writ Petition No. 3806/1998 against persistent abuse of power and authority by the law enforcing agencies under section 54 and…,

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2001 Writ Petition No. 2060 of 2001 2001/05/21 2001/05/21 2006/04/27 27/04/2006:

The High Court delivered a judgment on 27.04.2006 directing the authorities to initiate steps for realising the dues outstanding from the defaulting MPs within six months, and in case of…,

BLAST filed a writ petition challenging the failure of the Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board (BTTB) to take legal action against the Members of the Fifth and Seventh Parliaments regarding…,

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1998 Writ Petition No. 1837 of 1998 1998/06/29 1998/06/29 1998/09/07 07/09/1998:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on 07.09.1998 on the respondents to show cause as to why they should not be directed to prepare and distribute voter ID cards…,
09/04/2009:

Therule was discharged for non-prosecution, after the Government recommenced the preparation of ID Cards and ensured their distribution to all eligible voters.

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The Election Commission undertook a project for preparation and distribution of Voter’s Identity Cards, which were prepared and issued to voters. The project was approved by the Executive Committee of…,

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1997 Writ Petition No. 6875 of 1997 1997/01/15 1997/01/15 1997/11/24 24/11/1997:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on 24.11.1997 to show cause as to why the specific provisions of the Gram Parishad Act should not be declared to be unconstitutional…,

BLAST filed a writ petition impugning specific provisions of the Local Government (Gram Parishad) Act, 1997, in particular sections 2(e), 5(3), 8(1), 10, 11 and 16, as being violative of…,

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2001 Writ Petition No.258 of 2001 2001/01/23 2001/01/23 2001/01/28 28/01/2001:

The High Court Division issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the respondents nos. 1-7  to show cause as to why a direction should not be given upon them …,

The petitioner filed the writ petition for challenging the construction of  high rise buildings/residential and commercial in the different places in Dhaka Metropolitan City, in violation of the guaranteed fundamental…,

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1999 Writ Petition No.1534 of 1999 1999/05/16 1999/05/16 1999/05/09 09/05/1999:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the impugned action of RAJUK inviting auction notice for sale of commercial plots should…,
15/11/2007:

The Court initially issued a Rule Nisi, but upon hearing the parties delivered judgment on 15.11.2007 discharging the Rule. The Court took into consideration the earlier cases filed by the…,

BLAST along with allottees of Gulshan Model Town filed a writ petition challenging the actions of RAJUK in converting an area earmarked as open space in the layout plan into…,

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2000 Writ Petition No.5663 of 2000 2000/11/20 2000/11/20 2002/07/15 15/07/2002:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi directing the respondents to show cause as to why Section 3C of the Building Construction Act, 1952 should not be declared to be…,
04/08/2002:

The Court ordered the appearance in person of the respondents to explain their non-compliance. On 29.10.2002, Respondednt no.7 appeared before the Court personally, and an affidavit of compliance and affidavit…,

BLAST filed a writ petition challenging the alleged unplanned, unauthorised and indiscriminate cutting of hills in different parts of Chittagong City and also impugning Section 3C of the Building Construction…,

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2006 Writ Petition No.7123 of 2006 2006/07/24 2006/07/24 2006/08/13 13/08/2006:

The Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the failure to take necessary steps to resolve the prolonged water logging in the three…,

BLAST and the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) filed a writ petition seeking directions to address the sufferings of the local people of Abhaynagar, Manirampur and KeshabpurUpazillas of Jessore caused…,

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2007 Writ Petition No. 10380 of 2007 2007/12/05 2007/12/05 2007/12/05 05/12/2007:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on the respondents, directing them to show cause as to why the threat of eviction should not be declared to be without lawful…,

BLAST filed a writ petition in the High Court on 05.12.2007 challenging a notice dated 31.10.2007 issued by the Deputy Commissioner in Charge and Deputy Director of the National Housing…,

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1997 Writ Petition No. 1145 of 1997 1997/02/23 1997/02/23 -0001/11/30

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why the impugned decision of the Ministerial Committee of the Ministry of Establishment should…,

Five graduates from the Institution of Forestry of Chittagong University (IFCU) along with the Bangladesh Professional Forestry Students Association and the Bangladesh Professional Forestry Graduate Association, filed a writ petition…,

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2006 Writ Petition No. 2019 of 2006 2006/03/06 2006/03/06 2006/03/08 08/03/2006:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the authorities concerned should not be directed to take necessary action as…,
06/01/2013:

The case came up to the cause list as a item no. 2 for hearing in the Main Building Court No. 11. 

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A four-storied building situated at the BSCIC Industrial Area in Chittagong and used as the factory of KTS Textile and Garments caught fire and 57 workers died. At the time…,

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2015 Writ Petition No. 5025 of 2015 2015/05/14 2015/05/14 2015/05/18 18/05/2015:

A Rule Nisi was issued calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why an order should be made directing the respondents to publish a gazette notification activating sections31…,

A survey was conducted by BLAST which revealed the real scenario of Persons With Disabilities (PWD) and how discrimination against them acts as a barrier to work, employment, wages, education…,

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2012 Writ Petition No. 312 of 2012 2012/01/09 2012/01/09 2012/01/09 09/01/2012:

Rule Nisi was issued calling upon Respondents to show why the imposition of fees and charges in the pretext of donations and the failure by Respondent Nos. 1-4 to comply…,
14/11/2014:

The judgment had been passed making the Rule absolute with some directions. The Court said that the policies adopted by the Government have binding effect on the educational institutions and…,

A Writ Petition was filed for the repeated and complete disregard by non-governmental (primary, secondary and higher secondary) educational institutions across the country regarding the relevant laws for a ceiling…,

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2009 Writ Petition No. 341 of 2009 2009/01/14 2009/01/14 2009/02/02 02/02/2009:

A Rule Nisi was issued on the respondents to show cause as to why they should not be directed to perform their statutory and constitutional duties by shutting down the…,

BLAST, along with another human rights organization, filed a writ petition on 03.12.2008 challenging the establishment and operation of an industrial unit, Al-tech Aluminum Industry, in a residential area in…,

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1998 Writ Petition No. 4191 of 1998 1998/12/28 1998/12/28 1999/04/18 18/04/1999:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi, and upon hearing delivered judgment on 18.04.1999, where the Court discharged the Rule without costs as the Government had in the meantime revoked…,

BLAST filed a writ petition challenging the detention of Md. Zaved, a ten year old boy, under the Special Powers Act, 1874 (SPA), based on a news item published in…,

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2008 Writ Petition No.2760 of 2008 2008/04/06 2008/04/06 2008/04/07 07/04/2008:

The High Court stayed the operation of the notice on 07.04.2008 and issued a Rule Nisi on the respondents directing them to show cause as to why the threat of…,

BLAST, along with the residents of Jhilpara Slum, filed a writ petition in the High Court on 06.04.2008 challenging a notice dated 19.03.2008 and issued by the Executive Magistrate directing…,

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2010 Writ Petition No. 2932 of 2010 2010/04/11 2010/04/11 2010/04/25 25/04/2010:

Directions were issued on Respondent nos. 10, 11 and 12 to inform the court of steps taken under S.6 (2) and Schedule ‘Cha’ of the Act 2001.

 

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08/06/2010:

Rule Nisi was issued calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why an order should not be passed directing them for applying discriminatory powers and performing their duties…,
20/03/2012:

Respondents were directed to allow the Petitioner and other persons with disabilities to sit for the 33rd BCS Examinations, and to ensure reasonable accommodation for the persons with disabilities/persons of…,

ShapanChowkidar, a lawyer with visual disabilities who had been denied the opportunity for admission to examinations for the Public Service Commission (PSC), along with BLAST, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK),…,

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2008 Writ Petition No.6448 of 2008 2008/08/21 2008/08/21 2008/08/25 25/08/2008:

Rule Nisi was issued upon the respondents to show cause as to why not giving effect to section 55 and 59 of the EPZ Worker’s Association and Industrial Relations Act…,

BLAST, along with another human rights organization, filed a writ petition on 25.08.2008 challenging the inaction of the Government and failure to establish Labour Tribunals and Labour Appellate Tribunals in…,

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1997 Writ Petition No. 1157 of 1997 1997/02/23 1997/02/23 1997/02/24 24/02/1997:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on 24.02.1997 calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why the detainee should not be brought before the court so that…,

BLAST, along with Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) and Bangladesh MahilaParishad, filed a writ petition challenging the detention of ‘A’, a complainant in a case of sexual assault, challenging the…,

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2004 Writ Petition No. 224 of 2004 2004/01/10 2004/01/10 2004/01/17 17/01/2004:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on 17.01.2004 on the respondents to show cause as to why the detention of the fourteen Indian nationals should not be declared to…,

BLAST filed a writ petition challenging the continued detention of fourteen Indian nationals in Rajshahi Central Jail under Section 4 of the Bangladesh Control of Entry Act, 1952 and the…,

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2003 Writ Petition No.1676 of 2003 2003/02/09 2003/02/09 2004/04/09 09/04/2004:

The High Court issued a Rule directing the respondents to:

  • Ensure completion of the trials, if any, of juvenile offenders with the utmost expedition
  • Consider making a prayer to the…,

BLAST and Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) filed a writ petition on 9.2.2003 based on a news report published in the Daily ProthomAlo on 04.01.2003 alleging detention of more than…,

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2007 Writ Petition No. 6373 of 2007 2007/07/19 2007/07/19 2007/07/24 24/07/2007:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi directing the respondents to take necessary steps to transfer the juveniles held in jails to Juvenile Development Centers and to show cause as…,
17/07/2008:

Application to send the juveniles in jail custody to the Juvenile Development Centres/ children correctional homes was allowed by the Court.

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BLAST, along with Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), filed a writ petition based on a news item published in the Daily Star on 09.04.2007 challenging the detention of 420 juvenile…,

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2010 Writ Petition No. 1715 of 2010 2010/02/28 2010/02/28 2010/03/01 01/03/2010:

A Rule Nisi issued calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why they shall not to be directed to make all out efforts through diplomatic devices, to secure…,
07/04/2010:

An application to appear as an intervenor in the writ petition was submitted on behalf of the Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST).

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15/04/2010:

After being heard the submission the court pleased to allow Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) to appear in the writ petition as an intervener .

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20/04/2010:

An application for directions was submitted on behalf of the petitioners for issuing a direction upon the respondents to immediately take steps to ensure the release and repatriation…,
09/05/2010:

The petitioners filed an added party application for adding the Director General (South Asia), South Asia Wing, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as respondent No. 3 in this writ petition.

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11/05/2010:

The Court direct the added respondent no. 3 (Director General (South Asia), South Asia Wing, Ministry of Foreign Affairs) to furnish a dossier to this court, in the form of…,
08/06/2010:

An supplementary affidavit was submitted on behalf the petitioner in regarding to adduce the news reported in theNational Daily namely Prothom Alo dated on 04.06.2010 that 11 (eleven)…,
10/06/2010:

The Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Kolkata is directed to collect the names of as many persons as possible, who are allegedly, languishing in Berhampore and Shiliguri…,
23/08/2010:

A supplementary affidavit was submitted on behalf of the intervenor to adduce

-the list of so called "Jan Khalash" prisoners (who have already served out their terms of sentence,

-the…,

Mushtaq Chowdhury, a Supreme Court lawyer, filed a writ petition based on a news report published in the Daily ProthomAlo on 12.2.2010, challenging the continued incarceration of 156 prisoners, including…,

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1999 Writ Petition No. 1043 of 1999 1999/03/23 1999/03/23 2004/12/14 14/12/2004:

The High Court directed the Ministry of Health and related bodies to require licensed salt manufacturers to include the minimum iodine content in salt, to prevent unregistered manufacturers from producing,…,

On undertaking laboratory tests which revealed that salt produced by eight manufacturers of iodized salt did not contain the required level of iodine as stipulated under law, and given that…,

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2015 Writ Petition No. 5332 of 2015 2015/05/21 2015/05/21 2015/07/29 29/07/2015:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi to show cause as to why the impugned Lease Notification for leasing out Balumahal in the river ‘Shumeshwory’ of Durgapur at Netrokona should…,

‘Shumeshwory’ river of Durgapur at Netrokona has greatly influenced the lives, livelihood, communication and environment of around 25 thousand people. Unregulated and unlawful sand and stone extraction by using machines…,

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2010 Writ Petition No. 1834 of 2010 2010/03/04 2010/03/04 2010/03/16 16/03/2010:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the memo No. 211(4) should not be declared to have been made without lawful…,

Due to the indiscriminate allocation of land for non-forest purposes, the faulty plantation and settlement programs of the government, the rich Modhupur Sal forest is almost denuded and no-settlement of…,

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2014 Writ Petition No 3895 of 2014 2014/04/24 2014/04/24 2014/04/27 27/04/2014:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi to show cause as to why the extraction of sands from the river Padma at Charghat Upazilla of Rajshahi District should not be…,

Some identified individuals/ groups engaged in the extraction of sand from the flow of Padma river under Charghat Upazilla of Rajshahi without taking prior approval or leases from the appropriate…,

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2014 Writ Petition No 2434 of 2014 2014/03/04 2014/03/04 2014/03/10 10/03/2014:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi to show cause as to why the respondents should not be directed to demarcate the river Bangali at Dhanut Upazilla, Bogra and thereby…,

An embankment made at the Bangali river near the Nabinagar village of Dhanut Upazilla, Bogra, has hampered the flow of water to its branches and increased flow in the main…,

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2014 Writ Petition No. 3508 of 2014 2014/04/13 2014/04/13 2014/04/15 15/04/2014:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the failure in preventing the setting up and operation of M/S Lition Jewel Traders,…,

Without an environmental clearance, the ‘Chita Mills’ were set up at Sherpur, Bogra, causing severe noise and air pollution, jeopardising the normal life of the local populace and adversely affecting…,

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2014 Writ Petition No. 6423 of 2014 2014/07/06 2014/07/06 2014/07/13 13/07/2014:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the setting up and operation of the Auto rice mills in Dinajpur and also…,

11 Auto rice mills have been established in the populated ward of Uttar Gosaipur, Dinajpur, the operation of which have caused severe air, water, noise and dust pollution in the…,

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2014 Writ Petition No. 732 of 2014 2014/01/26 2014/01/26 2014/01/27 27/01/2014:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi to show cause as to why the respondents should not be directed to remove all listed constructions obstructing the flow of the Narod…,

‘Narod river’ plays an important socio-economic role in Natore. Apart from that, it has great ecological value as it sustained a large variety of aquatic species and contributed towardsmaintaining the…,

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2015 Writ Petition No. 6501 of 2015 2015/06/18 2015/06/18 2015/06/22 22/06/2015:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why they should not be directed to take all necessary steps for protecting ‘Korotoa’ River…,

‘Karotoa’ is an important river to the people of North Bengal for their lives, livelihood and communication. It is enriched with a variety of fishes. The flow of the Karotoa…,

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2014 Writ Petition No. 1567 of 2014 2014/02/16 2014/02/16 2014/02/19 19/02/2014:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi to show cause as to why the respondents should not be directed to restore and protect the ‘Boral’ river by demarcatingit according to…,

The ‘Boral’ river in the Rajshahi Division has significant importance to supplying water to many canals and beels. Due to unlawful encroachments and infrastructure, it is losing its flow, and…,

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2013 Writ Petition No. 4185 of 2013 2013/04/21 2013/04/21 2013/04/22 22/04/2013:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the impugned notification inviting application in respect of leasing out theJolmohal namely, ‘Mashankura Beel’…,

Government agencies continued a tender process with an attempt to lease out the conserved and enriched ‘Mashankura Beel’Jolmohal in the Pirhacha upazilla, Rangpur through open bidding to entities with no…,

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2013 Writ Petition No. 7432 of 2013 2013/07/21 2013/07/21 2013/07/22 22/07/2013:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the illegal dumping of waste on the Dhaka Coordinated Flood Prevention Project land should…,

The Dhaka North City corporation has dumped waste in the Dhaka Coordinated Flood Prevention Project land that threatens the local environment, adjacent wetlands, public land and embankment and the lawful…,

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2014 Writ Petition No. 7899 of 2014 2014/09/01 2014/09/01 2014/09/16 16/09/2014:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the impugned setting up and operation of the 6 spice mills in the residential…,

The operation of 6 spice mills at Puraton Bazar in BirampurPourashava, Dinajpur spread volumes of spice powders and dust that eventually landed on the villagers’ houses and crop fields. The fumes…,

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Writ Petition No. 5343 0f 2009 2009/08/02 2009/08/02 2009/08/03 03/08/2009:

The High Court Division directed the Ministry of Education to submit a report on which Education Boards required candidates for S.S.C. and H.S.C. examination to complete mandatory fields for both…,

BLAST, with Bangladesh Mahila Parishad and Naripokkho, filed a writ petition based on a newspaper report and its own investigations, revealing that in April 2007 the Board of Secondary and…,

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2001 Writ Petition No. 6252 of 2001 2001/11/04 2001/11/04 2001/11/11 11/11/2001:

The High Court Division issued a direction on 11.11.2001 on the respondents to show cause as to why the threatenedeviction of the slum dwellers from peaceful possession without due process of…,

BLAST filed a writ petition along with the slum dwellers of the F. D. C. Gate area of Tejgaon, who had been living in the vacant and abandoned premises of…,

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2013 Writ Petition No. 7431 of 2013 2013/07/21 2013/07/21 2013/07/22 22/07/2013:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi to show cause as to why the illegal extraction of sand, stone and stone with sand from ‘Dobajan Chalti River’ should not be…,
08/05/2016:

An injunction was granted for 1 year.

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01/01/2017:

The Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the Respondent to show cause as to why they should not be directed to take initiative to recognise the “Birangonas” as freedom…,

Unauthorised extractive actions from ‘Dhobajan Chalti’ river at Sunamgonj exposed the river and the adjoining lands to serious threats as the same are causing erosion of the river bed and…,

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2004 Writ Petition No. 2192 of 2004 2004/04/27 2004/04/27 2004/04/27 27/04/2004:

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi and directed the respondents to show cause as to why Section 86 of the DMPO should not be declared to be without lawful…,

BLAST, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), Kormojibi Nari and the Jatiya Ainjibi Parishad filed a writ petition challenging Section 86 of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police Ordinance, 1976 (DMPO) and the…,

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2017 Suo Moto Rule No 03 of 2017 -0001/11/30 2017/02/14 14/02/2017:

The High Court issued a Suo Moto Rule calling upon the respondent Nos. 1-7 to show cause as to why they shall not be directed to take appropriate legal action…,

Yusuf Ali, Chairman of the Char Martin Union Parishad was seen imposing extra-judicial punishment on a man and woman in the name of ‘fatwa’ by kicking a man on the…,

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2017 Suo Moto Rule No. 11 of 2017 2017/05/29 2017/05/29 2017/05/29 29/05/2017:
The Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents, in particular, the Secretary Ministry of Home, Inspector General of Police, Superintendent of Police, Officer-in-charge of Ashulia, Dhaka, Deputy Inspector…,
03/07/2018:

The Honourable High Court Division directed the police to remain cautious and not to misuse handcuffs for detainees.

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A news item published in “The Daily Star” dated 29.05.2017 under the heading of “Handcuffed to hospital bed” was brought to attention of the Court. A student of Jahangir…,

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2013 Writ Petition No. 4390 of 2013 2013/04/25 2013/04/25 2013/04/28 28/04/2013:

The Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon all the respondents to show cause as to why they should not be directed to take necessary action as required…,

On 23rd April, 2013, cracks were reportedly seen in the walls and pillars of the Rana Plaza, which housed five factories. But the building was cleared as being safe…,

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2017 Suo Moto Rule No. 21 of 2017 2017/10/30 2017/10/30 2017/10/30 30/10/2017:

The High Court Division issued a Suo Moto Rule calling upon the respondent nos. 1-6 to show cause as to why, in the case of Unions, the Union…,

On 28 October 2017, a news report was published in the Daily Prothom Alo under the heading of “8 early child marriage is stopped within 24 hours”. This…,

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2016 Writ Petition No. 15766 of 2016 with Civil Petition for Leave to Appeal No. 1280/17 2016/12/11 2016/12/11 2017/01/23 23/01/2017:

Hon’ble High Court Division of Supreme Court of Bangladesh issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why the circular dated 22.07.16 issued…,
20/03/2017:

The order of stay is extended for furhter 3 (three) months. 

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04/04/2017:

Secretary, Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) filed Civil Petition for Leave to Appeal against the order dated 23.01.2017. 

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06/04/2017:

The Hon'ble Appellate Division disposing the appeal direct the BJMC to proceed with the recruitment process subject to the condition that if the writ petiitoners are found suitable to the…,

The petitioners along with some 600 worker/employees, were appointed variously as “badli” / “daily basis” / “adhoc basis” / “temporary” employees as Uper Division Assistant (U.D.A), Lower Division Assistant…,

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2018 Suo Moto Rule No. 06 of 2018 2018/05/16 2018/05/16 2018/05/09 09/05/2018:

A Suo Moto Rule was issued calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why the concerned respondents shall not be directed to initiate appropriate legal action against…,
24/05/2018:

BLAST filed an intervenor application to assist the court. The court allowed the application.

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A report was published on an online daily 'Daily Ajker Comilla' that at the north side of Bipulashar Bazar of Comilla-Noakhali Highway, Hafez Emdad Ullah named Emdad, was operating…,

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2018 Suo Moto Rule No. 05 of 2018 2018/04/08 2018/04/08 2018/04/08 08/04/2018:

The Hon'ble High Court Division was pleased to issue a Suo Moto rule upon the Respondents to show cause as to why their failure and or inaction to ensure…,
24/05/2018:

Bangladesh Legal Aid & Services Trust (BLAST) filed an intervenor application to assist the court. The Hon'ble Court pleased to allow the application. 

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On 08 April, 2018 a news published in the Daily New age, Daily Manab Kantha, Daily Kaler Kantha and Daily Naya Diganta that on 07 April, 2018 at 09:00 am the…,

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2017 Writ Petition No. 31 of 2017 2017/01/03 2017/01/03 2017/01/04 04/01/2017:

A Rule Nisi be issued calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why threatening for eviction of the petitioners and thousand others slum dwellers from their…,
20/08/2017:

The order of stay granted earlier by this court be extended for a further period of 06 (six) months from date.

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09/04/2018:

The order of direction granted earlier by this court be extended for a further period of 06 (six) months from date. 

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The petitioners are daily laborers, rickshaw pullers, garment workers, handicraft workers, maids etc. More than 30 (thirty) years around four thousand slum dwellers are reside in at Mohammadpur Jannatbagh…,

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2013 Writ petition No. 5140 of 2013 2013/05/19 2013/05/19 2013/06/05 05/06/2013:

A Rule Nisi be issued calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why the declaration of schedule of property contained in 'Ka' Gazette under the category…,
29/07/2013:

An application for injunction was filed on behalf of the petitioners for restraining the respondents from publishing  the " Ka" Schedule and "Kha" Schedule Gazette in the name of additional…,

The Vested Property Act 1974 was a highly controversial law that effectively allowed the Government to appropriate property from individuals it deemed to be an enemy of the state.…,

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2008 Writ Petition No. 9529 of 2008 2008/11/30 2008/11/30 2008/12/03 03/12/2008:

A Rule Nisi issued calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why the actions of the respondent no. 4 against the petitioner and 105 settler Bangladeshi families…,
09/11/2010:

The order of statusquo passed earlier by the court be extended till disposal of the Rule.

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27/10/2011:

The legal notice was send  to (1) Deputy Commissioner, Khagrachari (2) Upazila Nirbahi Officer, Dighinala, khagrachari (3) Officer-in-Charge, Dighinala Police Station, Khagrachari on behalf of the petitioner for…,
30/11/2011:

The petitioner filed the Contempt Petition No. 309 of 2011 under Article 108 of the Constitution of the People's Republic of Bangladesh against the Official-in-Charge, Dighinala Police Station,…,
10/07/2012:

The application for addition of party was filed on behalf of the petitioner for added (1) Amor Kanti Chakma as respondent no.5 and (2) Milon Kanti Chakma as respondent no.…,
24/07/2012:

The added party application is allowed.

The petitioner is directed to serve copy of the writ petition upon the added respondents.

Office is directed to make necessary correction in the…,

The petitioner filed the writ petition before the Honourable Court seeking direction to be given upon the respondents not to evict the petitioner and 105 Bengali settler families under…,

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2013 Writ petition No. 3561 of 2013 2013/04/03 2013/04/03 2013/04/04 04/04/2013:

The High Court Division issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why their failure to protect citizens  in particular members of the…,

The petitioners filed the writ petition being aggrieved by the continuous failure of the respondents to discharge their constitutional and statutory duties and responsibilities and legal obligations to prevent…,

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2006 Writ petition No. 7986 of 2006 2006/08/13 2006/08/13 -0001/11/30 ,

Inaction and omission on the part of the respondents 1-3 in ensuring effective enforcement of the legal provisions relating to diet for inmates in jails of the country, in particular…,

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1997 Writ petition No. 3037 of 1997 1997/06/01 1997/06/01 -0001/11/30 ,

An application for addition of party as respondent was filed on bahalf of the Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST).

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04/05/2011:

After hearing the court discharged the rule.

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Enforcing and ensuring air and atmosphere free from pollution in Dhaka by taking some necessary measures including; to phase out the existing two strokes fleet within two years, to ban on new…,

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2008 Money Suit No. 344 of 2008 2004/07/05 2004/07/05 2016/02/02 02/02/2016:

The learned Joint District Judge 7th Court, Dhaka delivered the exparte Judgment and partly Decree and directed the respondents to pay 28,93,94,000/- as compensation to the petitioners.

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23/08/2016:

The learned Joint District Judge 7th Court, Dhaka   rejected the Miscellaneous Case no. 02 of 2016 according to Order 9 Rule 13A of the Code of Civil Procedure…,
25/10/2016:

After being heard both parties submission in regarding Civil Revision No. 3537 of 2016 the Hon’ble High Court Division issued the rule and delivered the stay order upon the implementation…,
05/06/2017:

The Hon’ble High Court Division discharged the rule after being heard both parties submission in regarding Civil Revision No. 3537 of 2016 and affirmed the Judgment and Order delivered…,
29/01/2018:

The petitioner (Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority) filed Civil Petition for Leave to Appeal No. 591 of 2018 in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court Bangladesh against the Judgment…,

On 8/7/2003 the launch named M.V. Nasrin had sunk down in the Meghna-Dakatia river along with approximately 700 passengers by the attack of tornado. After this accident approximately 230…,

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2012 Writ petition No. 3055 of 2012 2012/03/15 2012/03/15 2012/03/21 21/03/2012:

Rule Nisi isued calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why a direction shall not be issued upon respondents not to lease out the " Bhairab River" which…,
27/05/2012:

An application for addition of party as respondent no. 16 (District Fishery Officer) and 17(Thana (Upazila) Fishery Officer) in the writ petition was submitted .

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19/06/2012:

The order of status - quo granted earlier by this court be extended for a further period of 06 (six) months.

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23/07/2013:

The order of status-quo granted earlier by this court be extended for a period of 03 (three) months from date and the matter be posted to the list for hearing…,
25/07/2013:

After being heard the submission upon the Civil Miscellaneous Petition (CMP) No. 713 of 2013  the Hon'ble Appellate Division of Supreme Court passed an order of stay operation…,

The writ petition was filed for seeking the direction which will be given upon the respondents not to lease out "Bhairab River" which is using from time immemorial by thousands…,

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2007 Writ petition No. 6385 of 2007 2007/07/19 2007/07/19 2007/08/09 09/08/2007:

The Supplementary Affidavit was submitted on behalf of the Petitioners.

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The writ petition was filed upon the unlawful notices (25 in numbers) of eviction from the homestead purportedly issued by the Deputy Commissioner, Barisal, vide Miscellaneous Case No. 20/2006-07,…,

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