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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 567 of 2003
Date of filing: 2003/01/11
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Petitioners
  1. Hasina Begum
  2. Intaz Uddin
  3. Monjur Ali
Respondents

1. The Secretary, Ministry of Textiles
2. The Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Public Works
3. The Secretary, Secretary, Ministry of Land
4. The Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs
5. Deputy Commissioner, Dhaka
6. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Dhaka
7. Inspector General of Police, Dhaka

Facts

The petitioners, BLAST and several residents of Bhashantek Basti challenged the threat of forced eviction of about 3260 people from Bhaashantek Basti, Kafrul, Dhaka. The threat to evict these persons, and to deploy police personnel for the purpose, was made at an inter-ministerial meeting as part of a decision to clear the area for use for the ‘Benaroshi Polli’ (the silk sari village) which was to be established there by the Textiles Ministry. The individuals living in this area had faced an earlier eviction in 1997, following which a low cost housing scheme had since been adopted by successive governments through the Ministry of Land for their resettlement in the first ever public-private partnership of this kind. The threat of eviction was being carried out despite the failure to fully implement this scheme, or to ensure the prior rehabilitation of the slum dwellers.

Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 11/01/2003


Details

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on the respondents to show cause as to why the action taken illegally for forcible eviction of about 3260 people from Bhashantek Basti, Kafrul, Dhaka and the notice given to the petitioners shall not be declared illegal and without jurisdiction and to be of no legal effect.

A stay Order was issued for two months from the date.

Justices

Mr. Justice M.A. Aziz

Mr. Justice Nazrul Islam Chowdhury



Date: 10/09/2003


Details

Extension of Stay order for 6 months.


Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45
Area of law
Livelihood,
Property,
Shelter,
Life,
Movement
Keywords
Slum Eviction
Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 31, 32 and 15;
Government Lands and Buildings (Recovery of Possession) Ordinance 1970;





Case Number: Writ Petition No. 567 of 2003
Date of filing: 2003/01/11

Petitioners
  1. Hasina Begum
  2. Intaz Uddin
  3. Monjur Ali
Respondents

1. The Secretary, Ministry of Textiles
2. The Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Public Works
3. The Secretary, Secretary, Ministry of Land
4. The Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs
5. Deputy Commissioner, Dhaka
6. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Dhaka
7. Inspector General of Police, Dhaka

Facts

The petitioners, BLAST and several residents of Bhashantek Basti challenged the threat of forced eviction of about 3260 people from Bhaashantek Basti, Kafrul, Dhaka. The threat to evict these persons, and to deploy police personnel for the purpose, was made at an inter-ministerial meeting as part of a decision to clear the area for use for the ‘Benaroshi Polli’ (the silk sari village) which was to be established there by the Textiles Ministry. The individuals living in this area had faced an earlier eviction in 1997, following which a low cost housing scheme had since been adopted by successive governments through the Ministry of Land for their resettlement in the first ever public-private partnership of this kind. The threat of eviction was being carried out despite the failure to fully implement this scheme, or to ensure the prior rehabilitation of the slum dwellers.


Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 11/01/2003:
Details

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on the respondents to show cause as to why the action taken illegally for forcible eviction of about 3260 people from Bhashantek Basti, Kafrul, Dhaka and the notice given to the petitioners shall not be declared illegal and without jurisdiction and to be of no legal effect.

A stay Order was issued for two months from the date.

Justices

Mr. Justice M.A. Aziz,  
Mr. Justice Nazrul Islam Chowdhury


Date: 10/09/2003:
Details

Extension of Stay order for 6 months.

Justices


Reference

Area of law
Livelihood,  Property,  Shelter,  Life,  Movement

Keywords
Slum Eviction

Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 31, 32 and 15;
Government Lands and Buildings (Recovery of Possession) Ordinance 1970;


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