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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 964 of 2000
Date of filing: 2001/01/07
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Petitioners

Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA)

Respondents
  1. Secretary, Election Commission office
  2. Deputy Election Commissioner, Khulna
  3. Deputy Commissioner, Jenaidah
Facts

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 to their will, which violated their fundamental rights under the law.

Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 25/03/2001


Details

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 of Surat Union Parishad within District Jhenaidah specially by holding a meeting with the concerned women to make them aware of their voting rights and the necessity of casting votes, and also to make the male members of the villages aware so that they take their wives, sisters and other relatives to the voting centers on election dates.

Justices

Mr. Justice Syed J.R. Madassir Hussain

Mr. Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain



Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45
Area of law
Equality,
Women’s Rights,
Discrimination
Keywords
Voting Rights
Relevant statute

Constitution, Article 102 (2)(a)(i)





Case Number: Writ Petition No. 964 of 2000
Date of filing: 2001/01/07

Petitioners

Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA)

Respondents
  1. Secretary, Election Commission office
  2. Deputy Election Commissioner, Khulna
  3. Deputy Commissioner, Jenaidah
Facts

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 to their will, which violated their fundamental rights under the law.


Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 25/03/2001:
Details

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 of Surat Union Parishad within District Jhenaidah specially by holding a meeting with the concerned women to make them aware of their voting rights and the necessity of casting votes, and also to make the male members of the villages aware so that they take their wives, sisters and other relatives to the voting centers on election dates.

Justices

Mr. Justice Syed J.R. Madassir Hussain,  

Mr. Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain



Reference

Area of law
Equality,  Women’s Rights,  Discrimination

Keywords
Voting Rights

Relevant statute

Constitution, Article 102 (2)(a)(i)


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Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45