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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.


Date: 07/03/2004


Details

Stay order granted earlier is extended till disposal of the Rule

Justices

Mr. Justice Md. Abdul Matin

Mr. Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed



Date: 14/01/2020


Details

An application for for substitution of deceased petitioner no 1 and 2 is filed by the legal representative (heirs) of the petitioner no 1 and 2. After hearing of the application the hon'ble court kept the application in record without passing any order.

Justices

Justice Naima Haider

Justice Khizir Ahmed Choudhury



Date: 03/09/2020


Details

The Petitioner filed an affidavit in reply to the affidavt in opposition filed by the respondent no 8.

Justices

Justice Naima Haider

Justice Razik- Al- Jalil



Date: 08/09/2020


Details

The petitioner made submission. the matter is heard in part and adjourned till 22.09.20

Justices

Justice Naima Haider

Justice Raxik-Al- Jalil



Date: 16/11/2020


Details

The respondent no 8 prayed for adjourment and court allowed adjourment till 23.11.20

Justices

Justice Naima Haider

Justice Razik-Al-Jalil



Date: 25/11/2020


Details

The respondent no 8 prayed further adjourment and court allowed adjournment till 17.01.20

Justices

Justice Naima Haider

Justice Razik-Al- Jalil



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

Date: 07/03/2004:
Details

Stay order granted earlier is extended till disposal of the Rule

Justices

Mr. Justice Md. Abdul Matin

Mr. Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed


Date: 14/01/2020:
Details

An application for for substitution of deceased petitioner no 1 and 2 is filed by the legal representative (heirs) of the petitioner no 1 and 2. After hearing of the application the hon'ble court kept the application in record without passing any order.

Justices

Justice Naima Haider

Justice Khizir Ahmed Choudhury


Date: 03/09/2020:
Details

The Petitioner filed an affidavit in reply to the affidavt in opposition filed by the respondent no 8.

Justices

Justice Naima Haider

Justice Razik- Al- Jalil


Date: 08/09/2020:
Details

The petitioner made submission. the matter is heard in part and adjourned till 22.09.20

Justices

Justice Naima Haider

Justice Raxik-Al- Jalil


Date: 16/11/2020:
Details

The respondent no 8 prayed for adjourment and court allowed adjourment till 23.11.20

Justices

Justice Naima Haider

Justice Razik-Al-Jalil


Date: 25/11/2020:
Details

The respondent no 8 prayed further adjourment and court allowed adjournment till 17.01.20

Justices

Justice Naima Haider

Justice Razik-Al- Jalil



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