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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 9239 of 2013
Date of filing: 2013/09/15
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Petitioners

Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)

Respondents
  1. Secretary, Ministry of LGRD and Co-operative
  2.  Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forest
  3. Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forest
  4.  DG, Department of Environment
  5. Deputy Commissioner, Khulna
  6. Upazilla Nirbahi Officer, Dacope Upazilla, Khulna
  7. Chairman, Dacope Upazilla, Khulna
  8. Mayor, Chalna Paurasava, Dacope Upazilla, Khulna
Facts

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 are salinised and this pond is one of the few to meet the water demands of the people. The Chairman of DacopeUpazilla decided to fill up this pond for the purpose of creating a playground.

Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 16/09/2013


Details

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 Dacope Upazilla Parishad should not be declared to have been taken without lawful authority and why the respondents should not be directed to protect and maintain the pond for the interests of the public. The decision to fill-up the pond has stayed for 4 months.

Justices

Mr. Justice Mirza Hussain Haider

Mr. Justice Muhammad Khursid Alam Sarkar



Date: 15/01/2014


Details

The stay was extended for 6 months.

Justices

Mr. Justice Mirza Hussain Haider

Mr. Justice Muhammad KhurshidAlam Sarkar

 



Date: 03/07/2014


Details

The stay was extended for 6 months.

Justices

Mr. Justice Mirza Hussain Haider

Mr. Justice Muhammad Khurshid Alam Sarkar



Date: 05/01/2015


Details

The stay was extended for 6 months.

Justices

Mr. Justice Mirza Hussain Haider

Mr. Justice Md. Ataur Rahman Khan



Date: 29/06/2015


Details

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

Justices

Mr. Justice Mirza Hussain Haide

Mr. Justice A.K.M. Zahirul Hoque



Date: 08/06/2016


Details

An injunction has been granted for 1 year.

Justices

Mr. Justice Obaidul Hassan

Mr. Justice Krishna Debnath



Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45
Area of law
Environment,
Health
Keywords
‘Dacope Upazilla Parisha Pond’ case
Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 13, 18(A), 21, 31 and 32;

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

Environmental Conservation Act, 1997;

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

স্থানীয় সরকার (উপজেলা পরিষদ)  আইন, ২০০৯





Case Number: Writ Petition No. 9239 of 2013
Date of filing: 2013/09/15

Petitioners

Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)

Respondents
  1. Secretary, Ministry of LGRD and Co-operative
  2.  Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forest
  3. Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forest
  4.  DG, Department of Environment
  5. Deputy Commissioner, Khulna
  6. Upazilla Nirbahi Officer, Dacope Upazilla, Khulna
  7. Chairman, Dacope Upazilla, Khulna
  8. Mayor, Chalna Paurasava, Dacope Upazilla, Khulna
Facts

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 are salinised and this pond is one of the few to meet the water demands of the people. The Chairman of DacopeUpazilla decided to fill up this pond for the purpose of creating a playground.


Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 16/09/2013:
Details

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 Dacope Upazilla Parishad should not be declared to have been taken without lawful authority and why the respondents should not be directed to protect and maintain the pond for the interests of the public. The decision to fill-up the pond has stayed for 4 months.

Justices

Mr. Justice Mirza Hussain Haider,  

Mr. Justice Muhammad Khursid Alam Sarkar


Date: 15/01/2014:
Details

The stay was extended for 6 months.

Justices

Mr. Justice Mirza Hussain Haider,  

Mr. Justice Muhammad KhurshidAlam Sarkar

 ,  


Date: 03/07/2014:
Details

The stay was extended for 6 months.

Justices

Mr. Justice Mirza Hussain Haider,  

Mr. Justice Muhammad Khurshid Alam Sarkar


Date: 05/01/2015:
Details

The stay was extended for 6 months.

Justices

Mr. Justice Mirza Hussain Haider,  

Mr. Justice Md. Ataur Rahman Khan


Date: 29/06/2015:
Details

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

Justices

Mr. Justice Mirza Hussain Haide,  

Mr. Justice A.K.M. Zahirul Hoque


Date: 08/06/2016:
Details

An injunction has been granted for 1 year.

Justices

Mr. Justice Obaidul Hassan,  

Mr. Justice Krishna Debnath



Reference

Area of law
Environment,  Health

Keywords
‘Dacope Upazilla Parisha Pond’ case

Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 13, 18(A), 21, 31 and 32;

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

Environmental Conservation Act, 1997;

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

স্থানীয় সরকার (উপজেলা পরিষদ)  আইন, ২০০৯


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