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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 6067 of 2015
Date of filing: 2015/06/04
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Petitioners

Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)

Respondents
  1. Mayor, Chittagong City Corporation
  2. Secretary, Ministry of Land
  3. Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forest
  4. Secretary, Department of Environment
  5. Chairman, Chittagong Development Authority
  6. WaqfsAdministartor, Office of Waqf Administrator
  7. Deputy Commissioner, Chittagong
  8. Director, Department of Environment
  9. Police Commissioner, Chittagong Metropolitan
  10. Officer in Charge, Halishahar Thana
  11. The Mutawalli, Abdul Hakim Mia Waqf Estate, Chittagong
  12. Abu Taher Mia, Successor of Abdul Hakim Mia Waqf Estate, Chittagong
  13. Abu Taleb Mia, Successor of Abdul Hakim Mia Waqf Estate, Chittagong
  14. Shamim Mia, Successor of Abdul Hakim Mia Waqf Estate, Chittagong
  15. Selim Mia, Successor of Abdul Hakim Mia Waqf Estate, Chittagong
  16. Asif Mia, Successor of Abdul Hakim Mia Waqf Estate, Chittagong
  17. Abu Sufian Mia, Successor of Abdul Hakim Mia Waqf Estate, Chittagong
Facts

‘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. There was a loss of ecologically significant wetlands, causing severe inconvenience and discomfort to the surrounding people.

Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 07/06/2015


Details

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 and why they should not be directed to protect, restore and maintain the HazarDeghi.

Justices

Mr. Justice Nazrul Islam Chowdhury

Mr. Justice Razik-Al-Jalil



Date: 08/09/2015


Details

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.

Justices

Ms. Justice Naima Haider

Mr. Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam



Date: 10/03/2016


Details

Injunction was extended for 6 months.

Justices

Mr. Justice Quamrul Islam Siddique

Mr. Justice Razik-Al-Jalil



Date: 24/08/2016


Details

Injunction was extended for 6 months.

Justices

Mr. Justice Obaidul Hassan

Mr. Justice Krishna Debnath



Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45
Area of law
Environment,
Property,
Accountability and Institutional Reform
Keywords
‘HazarDeeghi’ case
Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 18A, 21, 31, 32, 42 and 102;

Bangladesh Environment Conservation Act, 1995 (Act No. 1 of 1995);

Chittagong Development Authority Ordinance, 1959;

Detailed Area Plan for Chittagong Metropolitan;

Bangladesh Water Act, 2013;

মহানগরী, বিভাগীয় শহর ও জেলা শহরের পউর এলাকাসহ দেশের সকল পউর এলাকার মা, উম্মুক্ত স্থান, উদ্যান এবং প্রাকৃতিক জলধার সংরক্ষণ আইন, ২০০০;





Case Number: Writ Petition No. 6067 of 2015
Date of filing: 2015/06/04

Petitioners

Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)

Respondents
  1. Mayor, Chittagong City Corporation
  2. Secretary, Ministry of Land
  3. Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forest
  4. Secretary, Department of Environment
  5. Chairman, Chittagong Development Authority
  6. WaqfsAdministartor, Office of Waqf Administrator
  7. Deputy Commissioner, Chittagong
  8. Director, Department of Environment
  9. Police Commissioner, Chittagong Metropolitan
  10. Officer in Charge, Halishahar Thana
  11. The Mutawalli, Abdul Hakim Mia Waqf Estate, Chittagong
  12. Abu Taher Mia, Successor of Abdul Hakim Mia Waqf Estate, Chittagong
  13. Abu Taleb Mia, Successor of Abdul Hakim Mia Waqf Estate, Chittagong
  14. Shamim Mia, Successor of Abdul Hakim Mia Waqf Estate, Chittagong
  15. Selim Mia, Successor of Abdul Hakim Mia Waqf Estate, Chittagong
  16. Asif Mia, Successor of Abdul Hakim Mia Waqf Estate, Chittagong
  17. Abu Sufian Mia, Successor of Abdul Hakim Mia Waqf Estate, Chittagong
Facts

‘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. There was a loss of ecologically significant wetlands, causing severe inconvenience and discomfort to the surrounding people.


Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 07/06/2015:
Details

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 and why they should not be directed to protect, restore and maintain the HazarDeghi.

Justices

Mr. Justice Nazrul Islam Chowdhury,  

Mr. Justice Razik-Al-Jalil


Date: 08/09/2015:
Details

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.

Justices

Ms. Justice Naima Haider,  

Mr. Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam


Date: 10/03/2016:
Details

Injunction was extended for 6 months.

Justices

Mr. Justice Quamrul Islam Siddique,  

Mr. Justice Razik-Al-Jalil


Date: 24/08/2016:
Details

Injunction was extended for 6 months.

Justices

Mr. Justice Obaidul Hassan,  

Mr. Justice Krishna Debnath



Reference

Area of law
Environment,  Property,  Accountability and Institutional Reform

Keywords
‘HazarDeeghi’ case

Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 18A, 21, 31, 32, 42 and 102;

Bangladesh Environment Conservation Act, 1995 (Act No. 1 of 1995);

Chittagong Development Authority Ordinance, 1959;

Detailed Area Plan for Chittagong Metropolitan;

Bangladesh Water Act, 2013;

মহানগরী, বিভাগীয় শহর ও জেলা শহরের পউর এলাকাসহ দেশের সকল পউর এলাকার মা, উম্মুক্ত স্থান, উদ্যান এবং প্রাকৃতিক জলধার সংরক্ষণ আইন, ২০০০;


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