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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 5332 of 2015
Date of filing: 2015/05/21
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Petitioners

Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)

Respondents
  1. Secretary, Ministry of Land
  2. Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forest
  3. Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources
  4. Secretary, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock
  5. Chairman, National River Conservation
  6. Divisional Commissioner, Dhaka
  7. Director General, Department of Environment
  8. Director General, BWDB
  9. Deputy Commissioner, Netrokona
  10. Upazilla Nirbahi Officer, Durgapur, Netrokona
  11. Superintend of Police, Netrokona
  12. Mayor, Durgapur Pourashava, Netrokona
Facts

‘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 seriously impact the ecosystem of this river and its adjoining areas.

Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 29/07/2015


Details

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 not be declared to have been issued and published without lawful authority and why the respondents should not be directed to declare the river as Ecological Critical Area.

Justices

Mrs. Justice Mirza Hussain Haider

Mr. Justice A.K.M Zahirul Hoque



Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45
Area of law
Environment,
Livelihood
Keywords
‘Shumeshwory river’ case
Relevant statute

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

Protection and Conservation of Fish Act, 1950;

Protection and Conservation of Fish Act, 1985;

Bangladesh Environmental Conservation, 1995;

Environmental Conservation Rules, 1997;

বালু মহাল ও মাটি ব্যবস্থাপনা আইন, ২০১০;

বালু মহাল ও মাটি ব্যবস্থাপনা বিধিমালা, ২০১১;

জাতীয় নদী রক্ষা কমিশন আইন, ২০১৩;

Land Management Manual, 1990





Case Number: Writ Petition No. 5332 of 2015
Date of filing: 2015/05/21

Petitioners

Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)

Respondents
  1. Secretary, Ministry of Land
  2. Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forest
  3. Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources
  4. Secretary, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock
  5. Chairman, National River Conservation
  6. Divisional Commissioner, Dhaka
  7. Director General, Department of Environment
  8. Director General, BWDB
  9. Deputy Commissioner, Netrokona
  10. Upazilla Nirbahi Officer, Durgapur, Netrokona
  11. Superintend of Police, Netrokona
  12. Mayor, Durgapur Pourashava, Netrokona
Facts

‘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 seriously impact the ecosystem of this river and its adjoining areas.


Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 29/07/2015:
Details

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 not be declared to have been issued and published without lawful authority and why the respondents should not be directed to declare the river as Ecological Critical Area.

Justices

Mrs. Justice Mirza Hussain Haider,  

Mr. Justice A.K.M Zahirul Hoque



Reference

Area of law
Environment,  Livelihood

Keywords
‘Shumeshwory river’ case

Relevant statute

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

Protection and Conservation of Fish Act, 1950;

Protection and Conservation of Fish Act, 1985;

Bangladesh Environmental Conservation, 1995;

Environmental Conservation Rules, 1997;

বালু মহাল ও মাটি ব্যবস্থাপনা আইন, ২০১০;

বালু মহাল ও মাটি ব্যবস্থাপনা বিধিমালা, ২০১১;

জাতীয় নদী রক্ষা কমিশন আইন, ২০১৩;

Land Management Manual, 1990


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