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the high court has ordered to demolish the illegal brickfields in the three hill districts of bangladesh
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The High Court has ordered to demolish the illegal brickfields in the three hill districts of Bangladesh

The High Court has ordered to demolish the illegal brickfields in the three hill districts of Bangladesh

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The Honorable High Court has directed to demolish the illegal brickfields in Bandarban District, Khagrachhari District, and Rangamati Hill District and submit a report to the court within six weeks.



A High Court bench comprising Justice JBM Hasan and Justice Fatema Najeeb passed the order on March 14, 2022. According to the report submitted by the three Deputy commissioners, there are 130 illegal brickfields in the three hill districts.

The state filed a report in the High Court on February 23 in response to a writ petition. According to the Petition, they stopped the operation of 64 illegal brick kiln activities in 20 Upazilas of the three hill districts.

On the same day, the court directed to submit the complete list by March 9. Following this, the state submitted a list of three deputy commissioners to the court.



After the hearing, Manzil Morshed, Senior Advocate, said that the honorable High Court has directed to take legal action against the illegal brickfields within three working days as per sections 14 and 19 of the Bangladesh Brick Control Act.

Besides, the Deputy Commissioners of the three districts have asked to report to the court within the next six weeks after demolishing the illegal brickfields.

Earlier, Human Rights and Environmental Organization, Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB) had jointly filed a writ petition before the Hon’ble High Court of Bangladesh.



A preliminary hearing of the writ petition was passed on January 25 by the same bench of the High Court Division of the Bangladesh Supreme Court.

The concerned defendants, including the three Deputy Commissioners, were directed to take action to stop all the illegal brick kiln activities in those districts within seven days and asked to report on the implementation of instructions.

Besides, the list of all unlicensed brick kilns directs to submit to the court within six weeks. Following this, the matter came up in court.

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