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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 3503 of 2009
Date of filing: 2009/06/03
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Petitioners

1.Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB);

2.Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)

Respondents
  1. Secretary, Ministry of Planning
  2. Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forest
  3. Secretary, Ministry of Land
  4. Secretary, Ministry of Finance
  5. Secretary, Ministry of LGRD
  6. Secretary, Ministry of Shipping
  7. Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources
  8. Secretary, Ministry of Communication
  9. Chairman, Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA)
  10. Director general, Land Records and Survey Directorates
  11. Director General, Department of Environment
  12. Deputy Commissioner, Dhaka
  13. Deputy Commissioner, Narayanganj
  14. Deputy Commissioner, Gazipur
  15. Police Commissioner, Dhaka Metropolitan Police
Facts

Dhaka is surrounded by 4 rivers- Buringanga, Turag, Balu and Shitalakkha, which have contributed significantly to the economic development and maintenance of the ecological balance of greater Dhaka. They have all reduced drastically due to illegal encroachment, earth filling and temporary and permanent structural interventions.

Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 25/06/2009


Details

The High Court directed the respondents to survey the rivers’ area, and declare these 4 rivers as Ecological Critical Area, put up boundary pillars, build walkway and plant trees. The Court also directed the respondents to evacuate all structures, originate a ‘জাতীয়নদীরক্ষাকমিশন’.    

Justices

Mr. Justice A. B. M. KhairulHoque

Mr. Justice Md. Momtaz Uddin Ahmed



Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45
Area of law
Environment,
Accountability and Institutional Reform
Keywords
‘Four River’ case
Relevant statute

Bangladesh Environmental Conservation Act, 1995 (amended 2000 and 2002);

মহানগরী, বিভাগীয় শহর ও জেলা শহরের পউর এলাকাসহ দেশের সকল পউর এলাকার মাঠ, উম্মুক্ত স্থান, উদ্যান এবং প্রাকৃতিক জলধার সংরক্ষণ আইন, ২০০০;





Case Number: Writ Petition No. 3503 of 2009
Date of filing: 2009/06/03

Petitioners

1.Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB);

2.Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)

Respondents
  1. Secretary, Ministry of Planning
  2. Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forest
  3. Secretary, Ministry of Land
  4. Secretary, Ministry of Finance
  5. Secretary, Ministry of LGRD
  6. Secretary, Ministry of Shipping
  7. Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources
  8. Secretary, Ministry of Communication
  9. Chairman, Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA)
  10. Director general, Land Records and Survey Directorates
  11. Director General, Department of Environment
  12. Deputy Commissioner, Dhaka
  13. Deputy Commissioner, Narayanganj
  14. Deputy Commissioner, Gazipur
  15. Police Commissioner, Dhaka Metropolitan Police
Facts

Dhaka is surrounded by 4 rivers- Buringanga, Turag, Balu and Shitalakkha, which have contributed significantly to the economic development and maintenance of the ecological balance of greater Dhaka. They have all reduced drastically due to illegal encroachment, earth filling and temporary and permanent structural interventions.


Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 25/06/2009:
Details

The High Court directed the respondents to survey the rivers’ area, and declare these 4 rivers as Ecological Critical Area, put up boundary pillars, build walkway and plant trees. The Court also directed the respondents to evacuate all structures, originate a ‘জাতীয়নদীরক্ষাকমিশন’.    

Justices

Mr. Justice A. B. M. KhairulHoque,  

Mr. Justice Md. Momtaz Uddin Ahmed



Reference

Area of law
Environment,  Accountability and Institutional Reform

Keywords
‘Four River’ case

Relevant statute

Bangladesh Environmental Conservation Act, 1995 (amended 2000 and 2002);

মহানগরী, বিভাগীয় শহর ও জেলা শহরের পউর এলাকাসহ দেশের সকল পউর এলাকার মাঠ, উম্মুক্ত স্থান, উদ্যান এবং প্রাকৃতিক জলধার সংরক্ষণ আইন, ২০০০;


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Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45
Full Judgment Link: http://bdpil.org/assets/uploads/pdf/6b4b5-wp-3503-of-2009-4-rivers-.pdf