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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 1834 of 2010

Date of filing: 2010/03/04


  1. Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)
  2. Joyenshahi Adivashi Unnayan Parishad
  3. Jatiya Adhibasi Parishad


  1. Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forest
  2. Secretary, Ministry of Land
  3. Chief Conservator of Forest, Department of Forest
  4. Director General, Department of Environment
  5. Deputy Commissioner, Tangail
  6. Additional Deputy Commissioner (Revenue), Tangail
  7. Upazilla Revenue Officer, Modhupur, Tangail
  8. Upazilla Chairman, Modhupur, Tangail
  9. Upazilla Nirbahi Officer, Modhupur, Tangail
  10. District Forest Officer, Tangail
  11. Assistant Commissioner (Land) Modhupur, Tangail


Due to the indiscriminate allocation of land for non-forest purposes, the faulty plantation and settlement programs of the government, the rich Modhupur Sal forest is almost denuded and no-settlement of the legitimate right of the Garo people resulting in long standing tension between them.


Date: 16/03/2010


The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the memo No. 211(4) should not be declared to have been made without lawful authority and why the respondents should not be directed to identify ‘Modhupur Sal Forest’ borders, the protection and enrichment plantation with indigenous species and with direct participation of forest dependents, settle Caro and Kontch community rights, remove all unauthorised and illegal entities and stop commercial banana and pineapple plantation.


Mr. Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain

Mr. Justice A.T.M. Fazle Kabir

Area of law



‘Modhupur Ghar’ case

Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 13, 18(A), 31 and 32;

Forest Act, 1927;

Forest Policy, 1994;

Forest Sector Master Plan, 1996;

Wildlife Protection Act, 1973;

Bangladesh Environment Conservation Act, 1995 (Act No. 1 of 1995);

Environmental Conservation Act, 1997;

State Acquisition and Tenancy Act,1950

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