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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 1567 of 2014

Date of filing: 2014/02/16


Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)


  1. Secretary, Ministry of Land
  2. Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forest
  3. Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources
  4. Secretary, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock
  5. Secretary, Ministry of LGRD and Co-operative
  6. Director General, Department of Environment
  7. Director General, BWDB
  8. Deputy Commissioner, Rajshahi
  9. Deputy Commissioner, Natore
  10. Deputy Commissioner, Pabna
  11. Deputy Commissioner, Sirajgonj
  12. District Fisheries Officer, Noorpur, Pabna
  13. Director, Department of Environment, Rajshahi Division
  14. Upazilla Nirbahi Officer, Chatmohor, Pabna


The ‘Boral’ river in the Rajshahi Division has significant importance to supplying water to many canals and beels. Due to unlawful encroachments and infrastructure, it is losing its flow, and causing miseries to local people and environment.


Date: 19/02/2014


The High Court issued a Rule Nisi to show cause as to why the respondents should not be directed to restore and protect the ‘Boral’ river by demarcatingit according to the CS map, and why they should not be directed to ensure the required environmental flow of the river.


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

Area of law



‘Boral river’ case

Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 13, 18A, 21, 31, and 32;

Protection and Conservation of Fish Act, 1950;

Protection and Conservation of Fish Rules, 1985

Bangladesh Environmental Conservation, 1995;

Environmental Conservation Rules, 1997;

Bangladesh Water Development Board Act, 200;

Bangladesh Water Act, 2013;

জাতীয় নদী রক্ষা কমিশন আইন, ২০১৩;

Land Management Manual, 1990

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