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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 31 of 2017
Date of filing: 2017/01/03
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Petitioners

Helena Begum and others.

Respondents
  1. Government of Bangladesh represented by the Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Bangladesh Secretariat, Secretariat Building, Ramna, Dhaka-1000.
  2. Mayor Dhaka South City Corporation, Dhaka.
  3. Councilor, Ward No.29, Dhaka South City Corporation, Mohammadpur, Dhaka.
  4. The Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Dhaka Metropolitan Police, Dhaka.
  5. Deputy Commissioner, Dhaka.
  6. Officer-in-Charge, Mohammadpur Police Station, Dhaka..
Facts

The petitioners are daily laborers, rickshaw pullers, garment workers, handicraft workers, maids etc. More than 30 (thirty) years around four thousand slum dwellers are reside in at Mohammadpur Jannatbagh Challis Bosti adjacent to Jannatbagh Math (Juhuri Mohalla and Bizli Mohalla Bosti) Mohammadpur, Ward No. 29, Dhaka. On 01.01.17 at 10:30 AM the respondents have been started to evict the slum unlawfully without serving any prior notice and approximately 30 slum has been demolished and 2-3 slum dwellers have been injured. Later on the respondents were making conspiracy for demolishing the slum and they cut off the electricity and water connection without giving any notice to the slum dwellers.

Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 04/01/2017


Details

A Rule Nisi be issued calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why threatening for eviction of the petitioners and thousand others slum dwellers from their peaceful possession of Mohammadpur Jannatbag Challis Bosti adjacent to Jannatbagh Math (Juhuri Mohalla and Bizli Mohalla Bosti), Mohammadpur; Ward No, 29, Dhaka without due process of law should not be declared to have been illegal and without lawful authority being contrary to right to life as mandated by Article 32 of the Constitution and/or pass such other or further order or orders as to this court may seem fit and proper.

Pending hearing of the Rule, the respondents are directed not to evict the petitioners and thousand other slum dwellers from their peaceful possession of the aforesaid Bosti without due process of law for a period of 06 (six) months from date.

Justices

Ms. Justice Naima Haider

Mr. Justice Abu Taher Md. Saifur Rahman



Date: 20/08/2017


Details

The order of stay granted earlier by this court be extended for a further period of 06 (six) months from date.

Justices

Mr. Justice Md. Ashraful Islam

Mr. Justice Ashish Ranjan Das



Date: 09/04/2018


Details

The order of direction granted earlier by this court be extended for a further period of 06 (six) months from date. 

Justices

Mr. Justice Md. Ashfaqul Islam

Mr. Justice K.M.Kamrul Kader



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Area of law
Equality,
Livelihood,
Shelter,
Life,
Liberty,
Land
Keywords
Slum Eviction
Relevant statute

Article 32 of the Constitution of People's Republic of Bangladesh.





Case Number: Writ Petition No. 31 of 2017
Date of filing: 2017/01/03

Petitioners

Helena Begum and others.

Respondents
  1. Government of Bangladesh represented by the Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Bangladesh Secretariat, Secretariat Building, Ramna, Dhaka-1000.
  2. Mayor Dhaka South City Corporation, Dhaka.
  3. Councilor, Ward No.29, Dhaka South City Corporation, Mohammadpur, Dhaka.
  4. The Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Dhaka Metropolitan Police, Dhaka.
  5. Deputy Commissioner, Dhaka.
  6. Officer-in-Charge, Mohammadpur Police Station, Dhaka..
Facts

The petitioners are daily laborers, rickshaw pullers, garment workers, handicraft workers, maids etc. More than 30 (thirty) years around four thousand slum dwellers are reside in at Mohammadpur Jannatbagh Challis Bosti adjacent to Jannatbagh Math (Juhuri Mohalla and Bizli Mohalla Bosti) Mohammadpur, Ward No. 29, Dhaka. On 01.01.17 at 10:30 AM the respondents have been started to evict the slum unlawfully without serving any prior notice and approximately 30 slum has been demolished and 2-3 slum dwellers have been injured. Later on the respondents were making conspiracy for demolishing the slum and they cut off the electricity and water connection without giving any notice to the slum dwellers.


Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 04/01/2017:
Details

A Rule Nisi be issued calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why threatening for eviction of the petitioners and thousand others slum dwellers from their peaceful possession of Mohammadpur Jannatbag Challis Bosti adjacent to Jannatbagh Math (Juhuri Mohalla and Bizli Mohalla Bosti), Mohammadpur; Ward No, 29, Dhaka without due process of law should not be declared to have been illegal and without lawful authority being contrary to right to life as mandated by Article 32 of the Constitution and/or pass such other or further order or orders as to this court may seem fit and proper.

Pending hearing of the Rule, the respondents are directed not to evict the petitioners and thousand other slum dwellers from their peaceful possession of the aforesaid Bosti without due process of law for a period of 06 (six) months from date.

Justices

Ms. Justice Naima Haider

Mr. Justice Abu Taher Md. Saifur Rahman


Date: 20/08/2017:
Details

The order of stay granted earlier by this court be extended for a further period of 06 (six) months from date.

Justices

Mr. Justice Md. Ashraful Islam

Mr. Justice Ashish Ranjan Das


Date: 09/04/2018:
Details

The order of direction granted earlier by this court be extended for a further period of 06 (six) months from date. 

Justices

Mr. Justice Md. Ashfaqul Islam

Mr. Justice K.M.Kamrul Kader



Reference

Area of law
Equality,  Livelihood,  Shelter,  Life,  Liberty,  Land

Keywords
Slum Eviction

Relevant statute

Article 32 of the Constitution of People's Republic of Bangladesh.


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