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Case Number: Writ Petition No.3655 of 2000
Date of filing: 2000/07/09
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Petitioners

Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA)

Respondents
  1. Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs

  2. Secretary, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs
Facts

BNWLA filed a writ petition against the respondents for the free and easy availability of acid in open markets. Mahfuza Begum, on 18.08.98, was beaten up by her husband and was admitted into the Hospital. For fear of her filing a case against them, they entered into her father’s house at about 1.00 am on 24.08.98 and broke the door, waking her sister up, and pouring acid on her sister’s head, who screamed out at the burning. They also threw acid on her father who sustained burn injury in his chest.

Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 13/08/2000


Details

The Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why they shall not directed to control the free and easy availability of acids in open market and regulate its sale for the prevention of acid related offence and why the acid victim survivors should not be treated as backward section of citizen and make special provision for their treatment and rehabilitation in the society and/or such other or further order or orders passed as to this court may seem fit and Proper.

Justices

Mr. Justice Mainur Reza Chowdhury

Mr. Justice M.M. Hossain



Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45
Area of law
Health,
Women’s Rights
Keywords
Acid Violence
Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 27, 28(4), 31, 32, 102





Case Number: Writ Petition No.3655 of 2000
Date of filing: 2000/07/09

Petitioners

Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA)

Respondents
  1. Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs

  2. Secretary, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs
Facts

BNWLA filed a writ petition against the respondents for the free and easy availability of acid in open markets. Mahfuza Begum, on 18.08.98, was beaten up by her husband and was admitted into the Hospital. For fear of her filing a case against them, they entered into her father’s house at about 1.00 am on 24.08.98 and broke the door, waking her sister up, and pouring acid on her sister’s head, who screamed out at the burning. They also threw acid on her father who sustained burn injury in his chest.


Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 13/08/2000:
Details

The Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why they shall not directed to control the free and easy availability of acids in open market and regulate its sale for the prevention of acid related offence and why the acid victim survivors should not be treated as backward section of citizen and make special provision for their treatment and rehabilitation in the society and/or such other or further order or orders passed as to this court may seem fit and Proper.

Justices

Mr. Justice Mainur Reza Chowdhury,  

Mr. Justice M.M. Hossain



Reference

Area of law
Health,  Women’s Rights

Keywords
Acid Violence

Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 27, 28(4), 31, 32, 102


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