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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 5313 of 2013
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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 5313 of 2013

Date of filing: 2013/05/21


Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA)


  1. Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs
  2. Secretary, Ministry of Women and children Affairs
  3. Inspector General of Police, Fulbaria
  4. Inspector of General  Prison, Dhaka Central Jail
  5. Superintendent of Jail,
  6. The Jailor
  7. Medical Officer,   Shariatpur Jail
  8. Superintendent of Police Shariatpur
  9. Deputy Commissioner,Shariatpur
  10. Chairman, National Human Rights Commission


Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA) filed the writ petition for the detune, a female under-trial prisoner who has been detained in jail custody for about six years and was held in the custody of the respondents where she got pregnant and has been staying under the risk of illegal abortion.


Date: 21/07/2013


The Court directed that every citizen has the constitutional rights to be dealt with in accordance with laws, and the detune is no exception. Although they found force in submissions by the Advocate. For bail, it was their view that the learned Session Judge, Shariatpurshould be direct on matters of bail.The learned Session Judge, Shariatpur is at liberty to consider the bail of the detune namely “Baby” who is held in custody.


Ms. Justice Naima Haider
Mr. Justice Zafar Ahmed

Area of law

Women’s Rights,
Accountability and Institutional Reform


Detention of Pregnant Woman

Relevant statute

Constitution, Article 102

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