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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 4185 of 2013

Date of filing: 2013/04/21


Sri Prema Chandra Das,Mashankura Beel Community Based Fisheries Cooperative Society Ltd. Pirgacha, Rangpur


  1. Secretary, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock
  2. Secretary, Ministry of Land
  3. Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forest
  4. Deputy Commissioner, Rajshahi
  5. Joint Secretary (Ad), Ministry of Land
  6. District Fisheries Officer, Rangpur
  7. Upazilla Nirbahi Officer, Rirgacha Upazilla, Rangpur
  8. Upazilla Fisheries Officer, Rirgacha Upazilla, Rangpur


Government agencies continued a tender process with an attempt to lease out the conserved and enriched ‘Mashankura Beel’Jolmohal in the Pirhacha upazilla, Rangpur through open bidding to entities with no conservation focus, instead of renewing the lease with the local fishermen communities.


Date: 22/04/2013


The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the impugned notification inviting application in respect of leasing out theJolmohal namely, ‘Mashankura Beel’ should not be declared to have been issued without lawful authority, and why the respondents should not be directed to take necessary steps to protect the Jolmahal.  


Mr. Justice Mirza Hussain Haider
Mr. Justice Muhammad Khursid Alam Sarkar

Area of law



‘Mashankura Beel’ Jolmoha

Relevant statute

Public Jolmohal Management Policy, 2009;

Constitution, Articles 18A, 27, 31, 32 and 40;

Memorandum of Understanding, 16.11.2000;

Land Management Manual, 1990

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