DHAKA: The High Court Thursday issued a rule upon the government to explain within three weeks why it should not be directed to rehabilitate about 4,000 hawkers who were evicted in the city in different times.
An HC bench comprising Justice Naima Haider and Justice Farid Ahmed issued order following a writ petition filed by Bangladesh Hawkers’ Federation president MA Kashem and general secretary Harun-or-Rashid.
Planning, land, public works, communications, home and LGRD secretaries, director general of the Prime Minister’s office, administrator of Dhaka City Corporation (South), chief executive officer, chief state officer and executive engineer of zone-5 were made respondents to the rule.
Advocate Monjil Morshed and Sheikh Atiar Rahman moved for the writ petitioners.
Monjil Morshed the government evicted hawkers, as they were running business illegally on the city roads. A master plan was undertaken by the Awami League government in 1997-98 to rehabilitate the evicted hawkers. But the master plan is yet to be implemented.
BDST: 1432 HRS, JUN 21, 2012
Edited by: Shahin Afroz, Newsroom Editor
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