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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 5025 of 2015
Date of filing: 2015/05/14
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Petitioners

1.Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST);

2.National Grassroots Disability Organizations(NGDO)

3.National Council of Disabled Women(NCDW)

Respondents

1.Secretary, Ministry of Social Welfare

2.Secretary, Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Division, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs

3.Director General, Department of  Social Welfare

4. Managing Director, JatioProtibondhiUnnoyon Foundation

Facts

A survey was conducted by BLAST which revealed the real scenario of Persons With Disabilities (PWD) and how discrimination against them acts as a barrier to work, employment, wages, education and dignity. A Writ Petition was filed by BLAST and others in the matter of inaction and failure to take action  on the part of the Respondents, to publish a gazette notification as required under section-1(2) (b) of the “Rights and Protection of the Persons with Disabilities Act  2013” in order to bring into force or activate the Sections 31 and 36, after forming necessary committees as required under Sections 17, 19, 21, 23 and 24 of the said Act and also framing of Rules under section 41 of the said Act.

Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 18/05/2015


Details

A Rule Nisi was issued calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why an order should be made directing the respondents to publish a gazette notification activating sections31 and 36 after forming necessary committees as required under sections 17, 19, 21, 23, and 24 of the Rights and Protection of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2013 and why a further direction should not be made upon them to frame Rules under section 41 of the said Act.

Justices

Mr. Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury

Mr. Justice Md. Ashraful Kamal



Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45
Area of law
Disability
Keywords
Disability; Discrimination
Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 27, 28, 31, 32, 36, 38, 40 and 42;

The Rights and Protection of Persons with Disabilities Act  2013, Sections  1(2)(a), 1(2)(b), 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 31, 36 and 41 





Case Number: Writ Petition No. 5025 of 2015
Date of filing: 2015/05/14

Petitioners

1.Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST);

2.National Grassroots Disability Organizations(NGDO)

3.National Council of Disabled Women(NCDW)

Respondents

1.Secretary, Ministry of Social Welfare

2.Secretary, Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Division, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs

3.Director General, Department of  Social Welfare

4. Managing Director, JatioProtibondhiUnnoyon Foundation

Facts

A survey was conducted by BLAST which revealed the real scenario of Persons With Disabilities (PWD) and how discrimination against them acts as a barrier to work, employment, wages, education and dignity. A Writ Petition was filed by BLAST and others in the matter of inaction and failure to take action  on the part of the Respondents, to publish a gazette notification as required under section-1(2) (b) of the “Rights and Protection of the Persons with Disabilities Act  2013” in order to bring into force or activate the Sections 31 and 36, after forming necessary committees as required under Sections 17, 19, 21, 23 and 24 of the said Act and also framing of Rules under section 41 of the said Act.


Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 18/05/2015:
Details

A Rule Nisi was issued calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why an order should be made directing the respondents to publish a gazette notification activating sections31 and 36 after forming necessary committees as required under sections 17, 19, 21, 23, and 24 of the Rights and Protection of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2013 and why a further direction should not be made upon them to frame Rules under section 41 of the said Act.

Justices

Mr. Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury,  

Mr. Justice Md. Ashraful Kamal



Reference

Area of law
Disability

Keywords
Disability; Discrimination

Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 27, 28, 31, 32, 36, 38, 40 and 42;

The Rights and Protection of Persons with Disabilities Act  2013, Sections  1(2)(a), 1(2)(b), 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 31, 36 and 41 


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