Right to Life & Health

Case Name and Number:

Shahidertake Bosti Case, Writ Petition No. 974 of 2010

Parties:

ASK, and others Vs. Bangladesh and others

Court:

High Court Division of the Supreme Court.

Judges:

Mr.Justice Momtaz Uddin Ahmed And Mr. Justice Naima Haider

ASK’s Role:

Co-Petitioner

Conducting Lawyer:

Sara Hossain.

Subject Matter:

An eviction notice has been served by the government authorities upon 2100 inhabitants of Shahidertak basti, Purbo Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, (Plot-E-5/B) and Dhaka without managing alternative accommodation.

Court’s Response:

High Court issued Rule Nisi as to why the eviction notice should not be declared without lawful authority and why the respondents should not be directed to comply with the principles or guidelines of the committee regarding resettlement/ rehabilitation of slum dwellers. Court also stayed the operation of impugned eviction notice for six months.

Current Status:

The case is pending for final hearing.

ASK Contact:

Abu Obaidur Rahman, Deputy Director, Legal Advocacy & Policy Reform Unit. Email:ask@citechco.net