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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 6875 of 1997
Date of filing: 1997/01/15
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Petitioners

Bangladesh Legal Aid Services and Trust (BLAST)

Respondents
  1. Secretary, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliament Affairs
  2. Secretary, Ministry of LGRD and Co-operative
Facts

BLAST filed a writ petition impugning specific provisions of the Local Government (Gram Parishad) Act, 1997, in particular sections 2(e), 5(3), 8(1), 10, 11 and 16, as being violative of Articles 9, 11, 59 and 60 of the Constitution. The Act provided for a Gram Parishad (Village Council) in every ward, to be constituted under section 5 of the Act, consisting of nine male members, three female members and the elected member of the Union Parishad of the respective ward as the Chairman. The others would be selected by a body designated by the government from men and women enrolled in the electoral roll of the respective wards.

Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 24/11/1997


Details

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on 24.11.1997 to show cause as to why the specific provisions of the Gram Parishad Act should not be declared to be unconstitutional and void.

(The Parliament repealed the law in 2003.)

Justices

Mr. Justice Abu Taher Mohammed Afzal
Chief Justice



Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45
Area of law
Accountability and Institutional Reform
Keywords
Unconstitutional Provisions
Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 7, 9, 11, 59 and 60;

Local Government (Gram Parishad) Act, 1997 (repealed)





Case Number: Writ Petition No. 6875 of 1997
Date of filing: 1997/01/15

Petitioners

Bangladesh Legal Aid Services and Trust (BLAST)

Respondents
  1. Secretary, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliament Affairs
  2. Secretary, Ministry of LGRD and Co-operative
Facts

BLAST filed a writ petition impugning specific provisions of the Local Government (Gram Parishad) Act, 1997, in particular sections 2(e), 5(3), 8(1), 10, 11 and 16, as being violative of Articles 9, 11, 59 and 60 of the Constitution. The Act provided for a Gram Parishad (Village Council) in every ward, to be constituted under section 5 of the Act, consisting of nine male members, three female members and the elected member of the Union Parishad of the respective ward as the Chairman. The others would be selected by a body designated by the government from men and women enrolled in the electoral roll of the respective wards.


Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 24/11/1997:
Details

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on 24.11.1997 to show cause as to why the specific provisions of the Gram Parishad Act should not be declared to be unconstitutional and void.

(The Parliament repealed the law in 2003.)

Justices

Mr. Justice Abu Taher Mohammed Afzal,   Chief Justice



Reference

Area of law
Accountability and Institutional Reform

Keywords
Unconstitutional Provisions

Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 7, 9, 11, 59 and 60;

Local Government (Gram Parishad) Act, 1997 (repealed)


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