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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 8794 of 2014

Date of filing: 2014/09/16


Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)


  1. Secretary, Ministry of Land
  2. Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forest
  3. Director General, Department of Environment
  4. Deputy Commissioner, Cox’s Bazar
  5. Director, Department of Environment, Chittagong
  6. UpazillaNirbahi Officer, Cox’s Bazar
  7. Assistant Director, Department of Environment, Cox’s Bazar
  8. Assistant Commissioner (Land), Cox’s Bazar
  9. President, UttaranGreehayanSomobaeShomity


Unlawful and indiscriminate cutting of Hills in Jhilanjamouza of Cox’s Bazar attributed to the ecological imbalance and degradation of environment of the district Cox’s Bazar. This district is rapidly losing its natural heritage and pacifying environment. 


Date: 16/09/2014


The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the respondents’ inaction in preventing hill-cutting at Cox’s Bazar should not be declared to be without lawful authority and of no legal effect and why they should not be directed to declare the damaged hills as ecologically critical areas and to take steps for protection.


Mr. Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury
Mr. Justice Md. Ashraful Kamal

Area of law

Accountability and Institutional Reform


‘Uttarong Housing’ case

Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 18A, 21, 31, 32, 42 and 102;

Building Construction Act, 1952;

Bangladesh Environment Conservation Act, 1995 (Act No. 1 of 1995)

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