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Case Number: Writ Petition No.272 of 2010

Date of filing: 2010/01/11


Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA)


  1. Cabinet Secretary
  2. Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs
  3. Secretary, Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs
  4. Deputy Commissioner of Borguna
  5. Superintendent  of Police (SP) Borguna
  6. Officer in Charge, Patharghata, Borguna
  7. SawkatHassanurRahmanalias Ripon, UpazillaChairman, Patharghata, Borguna


The petition was filedagainst the incidents reported in the daily ProthomAlo dated 10.01.10 with regards to Salish conducted by Respondent No.7 (UpazillaChairman) and his conduct of torturing and beating HosneAra, a house wife of Patharghata,Barguna in public and taking law in his hands in the Salish which is tantamount to gross violations of her human rights.


Date: 11/01/2010


The Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon Respondent Nos. 1-6 to show cause as to why their inaction to take appropriate actionagainst the Respondents should not be declared to be unlawful,and directed the  Respondents Nos. 1-6 to report to the Court within 24 hours on their action with regards to thesalish conducted by Respondent No. 7 and his conduct of torturing and beating Hosne Ara and directed Respondent Nos 4-6 to take appropriate steps to ensure safety of the victim Hosne Ara and arrange for her treatment. 


Mr. Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain

Mr. Justice Md. Rezaul Haque

Area of law

Women’s Rights,
Freedom from torture


Extra Judicial Punishment

Relevant statute

Constitution, Article 102

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