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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 5588 of 2004
Date of filing: 2004/09/26
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Petitioners

1. Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)
2. Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) 3. Mst. Parveen Begum 4.Md. Nurul Islam

Respondents

1. Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Public Works
2. Secretary, Ministry of Land
3. The Chief Executive, Dhaka City Corporation
4. Inspector General of Police
5. Commissioner, Dhaka Metropolitan Police
6. Officer in Charge, Mohammadpur Police Station

Facts

BLAST and Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), along with two inhabitants of the Agargaon (Old Market) Bosti, Mohammadpur, Dhaka, challenged the instructions given by the Secretary, Housing and Public Work directing the Ministry of Home Affairs to deploy police and disconnect electricity connection for the eviction of 1,000 inhabitants of the slum by bulldozing all structures belonging to them. The inhabitants had been living there for twenty years paying electricity bills regularly; they had also formed and registered a co-operative society for welfare of the dwellers under the Co-operative Societies Registration Ordinance, 1998.

Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 26/09/2004


Details
The High Court stayed the eviction order for three months.

Date: 13/12/2004


Details
The stay was extended till disposal of the Rule.
Justices
Mr Justice AMD Abdul Matin
Mr Justice AFM Abdur Rahman

Date: 29/08/2005


Details
The Court delivered judgment on 29.08.2005, discharging the Rule and vacating the stay, allowing one month time to the inhabitants to leave the area.
Justices
Mr Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain
Mr Justice Quamrul Islam Siddique

Date: 11/09/2005


Details
A CMP was filed requesting stay of the judgment.
Justices
Mr Justice MM Ruhul Amin

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 15, 27, 31 and 32; Local Authority (Land and Building) Recovery Ordinance 1970; National Housing Policy, 1999; International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), 1966; Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), 1979





Case Number: Writ Petition No. 5588 of 2004
Date of filing: 2004/09/26

Petitioners

1. Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)
2. Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) 3. Mst. Parveen Begum 4.Md. Nurul Islam

Respondents

1. Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Public Works
2. Secretary, Ministry of Land
3. The Chief Executive, Dhaka City Corporation
4. Inspector General of Police
5. Commissioner, Dhaka Metropolitan Police
6. Officer in Charge, Mohammadpur Police Station

Facts

BLAST and Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), along with two inhabitants of the Agargaon (Old Market) Bosti, Mohammadpur, Dhaka, challenged the instructions given by the Secretary, Housing and Public Work directing the Ministry of Home Affairs to deploy police and disconnect electricity connection for the eviction of 1,000 inhabitants of the slum by bulldozing all structures belonging to them. The inhabitants had been living there for twenty years paying electricity bills regularly; they had also formed and registered a co-operative society for welfare of the dwellers under the Co-operative Societies Registration Ordinance, 1998.


Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 26/09/2004:
Details
The High Court stayed the eviction order for three months.
Justices

Date: 13/12/2004:
Details
The stay was extended till disposal of the Rule.
Justices
Mr Justice AMD Abdul Matin,   Mr Justice AFM Abdur Rahman

Date: 29/08/2005:
Details
The Court delivered judgment on 29.08.2005, discharging the Rule and vacating the stay, allowing one month time to the inhabitants to leave the area.
Justices
Mr Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain,   Mr Justice Quamrul Islam Siddique

Date: 11/09/2005:
Details
A CMP was filed requesting stay of the judgment.
Justices
Mr Justice MM Ruhul Amin


Reference

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

Keywords
Slum Eviction

Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 15, 27, 31 and 32; Local Authority (Land and Building) Recovery Ordinance 1970; National Housing Policy, 1999; International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), 1966; Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), 1979


Related Proceedings
Civil Petition No. 405 of 2007 (arising out of Writ Petition No. 5588 of 2004)
Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45
Full Judgment Link: http://bdpil.org.bd/assets/uploads/pdf/39291-wirt-5588-2004.pdf