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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 8098 of 2013

Date of filing: 2013/07/31


1. Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK)

2. Association for Land Reforms and Development (ALRD)

3. Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers’ Association (BELA)

4. Bangladesh PoribeshAndolon (BAPA)

5. Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB)

6. PorbeshBachaonAndolon (POBA)

7. Nijera Kori


1. Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Public Works

2. The Secretary, Ministry of Land,

3. The Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Bangladesh Secretariat, Shahabagh, Dhaka.

4. Chairman, RajdhaniUnnayanKartipakkha (RAJUK)

5. Director General, Department of Environment,

6. Deputy Commissioner, Gazipur

7. UpazillaNirbahi Officer, KaligonjUpazila, Gazipur.

8. Project Director, Purbachal New Township Project, Dhaka.

9. Mr. Ataur Rahman

10. Mr. Nurujjaman Khan


The Purbachal New Town Project at Barakaumouza and Parbarthamouza, if it was allowed to be implemented as per its layout plan, there could have been a transformation of vast wetlands and dense forests into urban landscapes to the detriment of the rich ecosystem of the area, adversely affecting biodiversity and environmental balance.


Date: 11/03/2014


The High Court directed the respondents not to efface, subtract, vary, modify, or otherwise change the forest (core), forest, lake/canals, urban green, parks, playgrounds/playlots, green-belt as well as similar other environment-oriented spaces of the project.


Mr. Justice M. Moazzam Husain
Mr. Justice Md. Badruzzaman

Area of law



‘Purbachal’ case

Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 15, 18A, 21, 31, 32, 40 and 42;

 Acquisition and Requisition of the Immovable Property Ordinance, 1982 (Ordinance No. XXXIII of 1982);

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

Environment Conservation Rules, 1997 (Act No. XXXVI of 2000);

Forest Act, 1927;

The Forest Policy, 1994;

Forestry Sector Master Plan, 1993-2012;

The Town Improvement Act, 1953

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