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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 5007 of 2006
Date of filing: 2006/05/25
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Petitioners

Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)

Respondents
  1. Secretary, Ministry of Industries and Commerce;
  2. Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forest;
  3. Director General, Department of Environment;
  4. Director, Department of Environment;
  5. Bangladesh Export Processing Zone Authority (BEPZA);
  6. Executive Director, Savar EPZ;
  7. East West Suiting Mills Ltd;
  8. Ganashastha Anti-biotic Ltd;
  9. Hydra Accessories Industries Ltd;
  10. Monno Group of Industries
  11. Kamal Textiles
Facts

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, Bongshi River and the Dholai Canal by factories in and around the Savar Export Processing Zone (EPZ), causing serious environmental degradation, loss of habitat to flora and fauna, environmental pollution and health risks to those living in areas surrounding the Savar EPZ.

Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 25/05/2006


Details

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 and direct them to ensure installation of adequate waste treatment devices in the Savar EPZ.

Justices

Mr Justice Md. Awlad Ali

Ms Justice Zinat Ara



Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45
Area of law
Environment,
Accountability and Institutional Reform
Keywords
Industrial Waste
Relevant statute

Constitution, Article 31, 32 and 102;
Environment Conservation Act, 1995;
Environment Conservation Rules, 1997;
Factories Act 1965;
Town Improvement Act 1953; Industrial Policy 1999;
Environment Policy 1992





Case Number: Writ Petition No. 5007 of 2006
Date of filing: 2006/05/25

Petitioners

Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)

Respondents
  1. Secretary, Ministry of Industries and Commerce;
  2. Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forest;
  3. Director General, Department of Environment;
  4. Director, Department of Environment;
  5. Bangladesh Export Processing Zone Authority (BEPZA);
  6. Executive Director, Savar EPZ;
  7. East West Suiting Mills Ltd;
  8. Ganashastha Anti-biotic Ltd;
  9. Hydra Accessories Industries Ltd;
  10. Monno Group of Industries
  11. Kamal Textiles
Facts

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, Bongshi River and the Dholai Canal by factories in and around the Savar Export Processing Zone (EPZ), causing serious environmental degradation, loss of habitat to flora and fauna, environmental pollution and health risks to those living in areas surrounding the Savar EPZ.


Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 25/05/2006:
Details

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 and direct them to ensure installation of adequate waste treatment devices in the Savar EPZ.

Justices

Mr Justice Md. Awlad Ali,  
Ms Justice Zinat Ara



Reference

Area of law
Environment,  Accountability and Institutional Reform

Keywords
Industrial Waste

Relevant statute

Constitution, Article 31, 32 and 102;
Environment Conservation Act, 1995;
Environment Conservation Rules, 1997;
Factories Act 1965;
Town Improvement Act 1953; Industrial Policy 1999;
Environment Policy 1992


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