PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION (PIL)

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Case Number: Civil Petition No. 405 of 2007 (arising out of Writ Petition No. 5588 of 2004)
Date of filing: 2007/03/29
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Petitioners

1. Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) 2. Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) 3. Mst. Parveen Akhter

 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. A Civil Petition for leave to appeal was filed against the judgment dated 29.08.2005

Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 17/07/2008


Details
Civil Petition was dismissed after hearing in the Appellate Division on the ground of the non-existence of the slum.

Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45
Area of law
Livelihood,
Shelter
Keywords
Slum Eviction
Relevant statute

Constitution, Article 103

Related Proceedings




Case Number: Civil Petition No. 405 of 2007 (arising out of Writ Petition No. 5588 of 2004)
Date of filing: 2007/03/29

Petitioners

1. Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) 2. Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) 3. Mst. Parveen Akhter

 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. A Civil Petition for leave to appeal was filed against the judgment dated 29.08.2005


Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 17/07/2008:
Details
Civil Petition was dismissed after hearing in the Appellate Division on the ground of the non-existence of the slum.
Justices


Reference

Area of law
Livelihood,  Shelter

Keywords
Slum Eviction

Relevant statute

Constitution, Article 103


Related Proceedings
Writ Petition No. 5588 of 2004
Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45