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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 3326 of 2003
Date of filing: 2003/05/03
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Petitioners

Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)

Respondents

Bangladesh and Others

Facts

The petitioners challenged the forcible eviction of one thousand families residing at PaharTali, New Shahid Lane Basti (Slum), Khulshi, Chittagong without any prior notice or announcement or alternative prior rehabilitation. The eviction started in the early morning of 30.04.2003 with the bulldozing of 200 houses and shops. The inhabitants of the slum had reportedly been making payments to Bangladesh Railway as and when required on regular basis in consideration of their remaining on the said land.

Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 03/05/2003


Details

The High Court Division issued a Rule Nisi on the respondents to show cause why the eviction of the slum dwellers without prior notice should not be declared illegal and without lawful authority and why the earlier directions should not be followed. Pending disposal of the Rule, the Court directed stay of the eviction.


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

Constitution, Articles 31, 32 and 15;

Government and Local Authority (Land and Buildings) Recovery Ordinance, 1970;

International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights, 1966





Case Number: Writ Petition No. 3326 of 2003
Date of filing: 2003/05/03

Petitioners

Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)

Respondents

Bangladesh and Others

Facts

The petitioners challenged the forcible eviction of one thousand families residing at PaharTali, New Shahid Lane Basti (Slum), Khulshi, Chittagong without any prior notice or announcement or alternative prior rehabilitation. The eviction started in the early morning of 30.04.2003 with the bulldozing of 200 houses and shops. The inhabitants of the slum had reportedly been making payments to Bangladesh Railway as and when required on regular basis in consideration of their remaining on the said land.


Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 03/05/2003:
Details

The High Court Division issued a Rule Nisi on the respondents to show cause why the eviction of the slum dwellers without prior notice should not be declared illegal and without lawful authority and why the earlier directions should not be followed. Pending disposal of the Rule, the Court directed stay of the eviction.

Justices


Reference

Area of law
Shelter,  Life

Keywords
Slum Eviction

Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 31, 32 and 15;

Government and Local Authority (Land and Buildings) Recovery Ordinance, 1970;

International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights, 1966


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