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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 445 of 2014

Date of filing: 2014/01/19


  1. Mitali Hossain (Chairman), Saleha Ishaq Girls High School, Ex Student Association, Borogolu, Sirajgonj, Bangladesh
  2. Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA)


  1. Secretary, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs
  2. Secretary, Ministry of Liberation War Affairs
  3. Secretary, Ministry of Finance
  4. Secretary, Ministry of Women and Children Affairs
  5. Secretary, Jatiya Sangsad


Long 43 years has passed after liberation but the status of “Birangonas” have not been established and their contribution has not been recognised. Birangonas are still victims of holocaust and their lives are at despair for which they need to be recognised by the state. The Petitioners filed the petition to give all facilities, benefits and privilege to Birangonas as have been adopted for the freedom fighters of Bangladesh.


Date: 27/01/2014


The Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the Respondent to show cause as to why they should not be directed to take initiative to recognise the “Birangonas” as freedom fighters by preparing a comprehensive list of “Birangonas” through publication of gazette notification and why further direction should not be given to provide State recognition and honor to the Birangonas giving all the facilities, benefits and privileges provided for the freedom fighters. The Court also directed Respondent No.2 to coordinate the matter interim of the rule with all other respondents and submit a report to the court on or before 13.3.2014 about the progress of the matter.


Ms. Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury
Mr. Justice Habibul Ghani

Area of law

Women’s Rights


Recognition of Birangonas

Relevant statute

Constitution, Article 102(1) and 102(2) (a)(i)

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