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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 10380 of 2007

Date of filing: 2007/12/02


  1. Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)
  2. Md Hafez Farazi
  3. Nur Mia
  4. Eunus Mia
  5. Murteja Begum
  6. Shahid
  7. Shahid Mia
  8. Mizan Mia
  9. Eunus Hawladar
  10. Shahidullah
  11. Fajrure Rahman
  12. Moslem Ali
  13. Elahi Mia
  14. Ayub Hossain
  15. A Khalek Khan
  16. MdMahiuddin
  17. Anowara Begum
  18. Fatema Begum
  19. Salam Hawladar
  20. Anisur Rahman
  21. Abu Siddik
  22. Md Shattar Mia
  23. Md Shahjahan Mullah
  24. Lal Mia
  25. Motaleb Mia
  26. Jashim Uddin Hawlader
  27. Ismail Hossain
  28. A Latif Chakaria
  29. Shamsuddin Hawlader
  30. Moklesur Rahman
  31. Md Sentu
  32. Sultan Bepari
  33. Md Belal Hossain
  34. Md MahiuddinGaji
  35. Md Hatem Ali
  36. Siddika Begum
  37. Mrs Jahanara


  1. Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Public Works
  2. Secretary, Ministry of Land
  3. Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs
  4. Mayor, Dhaka City Corporation
  5. Chief Executive, Dhaka City Corporation
  6. Inspector General of Police, Ramna, Dhaka
  7. Deputy Commissioner, Dhaka
  8. Commissioner, Dhaka Metropolitan Police
  9. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate
  10. Deputy Commissioner in Charge and Deputy Director, National Housing Authority


The petitioners challenged the notice dated on 31.10.2007 issued by the Deputy Commissioner in Charge and Deputy Director of the National Housing Authority, directing eviction of the inhabitants of Kachukhet Basti, Mirpur, Dhaka alleging that they were in illegal possession of open space. The eviction was without any prior notice as required by law, and without any alternative rehabilitation or resettlement.


Date: 05/12/2007


The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on the respondents, directing them to show cause as to why the threat of eviction should not be declared to be without lawful authority and unconstitutional, being in violation of the fundamental rights of the slum dwellers to life and to be treated in accordance with law. The Court also stayed the operation of the eviction notice.


Mr. Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain

Mr. Justice ShahidulIsalm

Area of law

Access to Justice


Kachukhet Basti Eviction Case

Relevant statute

Articles 31, 32, 15, and 102 of the Constitution;

Section 5(1) of The Bangladesh Government Land and Properties (Recovery of Possession) Ordinance, 1970;

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), 1996;

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966;

Convention on The Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, 1979; 

Date: 05/12/2007


The Honourable High Court Division issued a Rule and directed that pending hearing of the Rule, the parties must maintain the status-quo in respect of the subject matter, i.e. the Basti. 


Mr. Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain 

Mr. Justice Shahidul Islam 

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