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Case Number: Contempt Petition No. 320 of 2012 (arising out of Writ Petition No. 4456 of 2009)
Date of filing: 2012/10/15
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Petitioners
  1. Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST);
  2. Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK);
  3. Coalition for the Urban Poor (CUP)
Respondents
  1. Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Public works
  2. Secretary, Ministry of Land
  3. Directorate, National Housing Authority
  4. Deputy Police Commissioner, Mirpur Section, Dhaka
  5. OC, Kafrul Police Station, Dhaka
Facts

After Writ Petition No. 4456 of 2009 was filed by BLAST, Ain o Shalish Kendra (ASK) and Coalition for the Urban Poor (CUP) challenging an arbitrary announcement threatening the forceful eviction of approximately 5,000 inhabitants of the Gudaraghat Basti, Kafrul, Dhaka, the High Court issued a rule on 01.07.2009, stating the eviction to be without lawful authority, and issued an injunction restraining the respondents from evicting the slum dwellers. On 04.10.2012, the contemner respondents operated an illegal, arbitrary and forcible eviction operation in the said area, in violation of the Court’s order.

Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 05/05/2013


Details

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the contemnor respondents to show cause as to why a contempt proceeding should not be drawn for violating the order of stay dated 01.07.2009, and why they should not be punished accordingly.

Justices

Ms Justice Farah Mahbub

Mr Justice AKM Zahirul Hoque



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

Constitution, Article 108

Related Proceedings




Case Number: Contempt Petition No. 320 of 2012 (arising out of Writ Petition No. 4456 of 2009)
Date of filing: 2012/10/15

Petitioners
  1. Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST);
  2. Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK);
  3. Coalition for the Urban Poor (CUP)
Respondents
  1. Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Public works
  2. Secretary, Ministry of Land
  3. Directorate, National Housing Authority
  4. Deputy Police Commissioner, Mirpur Section, Dhaka
  5. OC, Kafrul Police Station, Dhaka
Facts

After Writ Petition No. 4456 of 2009 was filed by BLAST, Ain o Shalish Kendra (ASK) and Coalition for the Urban Poor (CUP) challenging an arbitrary announcement threatening the forceful eviction of approximately 5,000 inhabitants of the Gudaraghat Basti, Kafrul, Dhaka, the High Court issued a rule on 01.07.2009, stating the eviction to be without lawful authority, and issued an injunction restraining the respondents from evicting the slum dwellers. On 04.10.2012, the contemner respondents operated an illegal, arbitrary and forcible eviction operation in the said area, in violation of the Court’s order.


Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 05/05/2013:
Details

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the contemnor respondents to show cause as to why a contempt proceeding should not be drawn for violating the order of stay dated 01.07.2009, and why they should not be punished accordingly.

Justices

Ms Justice Farah Mahbub,  
Mr Justice AKM Zahirul Hoque



Reference

Area of law
Livelihood,  Property,  Shelter,  Movement

Keywords
Slum Eviction

Relevant statute

Constitution, Article 108


Related Proceedings
Writ Petition No. 4456 of 2009
Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45