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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 9763 of 2008
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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 9763 of 2008

Date of filing: 2008/12/03


  1. Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK)
  2. Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)
  3. Collection for the Urban poor
  4. Md. MotalebHowlader
  5. Md. Faruk Hossain
  6. Md. HumayunKabir


  1. Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Public Works
  2. Executive Engineer, Mohakhali Public Works Division
  3. Sub-Divisional Engineer, Mohakhali Public Works Division
  4. OC, Gulsahan Police Station, Dhaka


BLAST, along with Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) and the Coalition of the Urban Poor (CUP), filed a writ petition on 03.12.2008 challenging the threatened eviction of the KorailBasti, Mohakhali, Dhaka, which was inhabited by 100,000 slum dwellers, and demolition of their structures. 


Date: 06/04/2009


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 issued an interim order staying the notice of eviction. Most recently, the Court extended the order of stay till disposal of the Rule. 


Mr. Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain

Mr. Justice Kamrul Islam Siddique

Area of law



Slum Eviction

Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 15, 31 and 32;

Government Land and Properties (Recovery of Possession) Ordinance, 1970;

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), 1966

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