The High Court’s Order to Provide Adequate Compensation to the Victims of Hashem Foods Fire

Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST), Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) and Safety and Rights Society (SRS) has filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking to provide adequate compensation to the victims of Hashem Food fire The writ petition number is- 9682/2021. On 7 November 2021, the bench of Honourable Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice M Mostafizur Rahman issued a rule after hearing. The High Court asked as to why the defendants would not be directed to adequately compensate the families of the victims in the Narayanganj fire incident. In addition, the court asked the Deputy Commissioner of Narayanganj to submit the investigation report of the Fire Service and Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments within 30 days.