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Writ filed challenging legality of lockdown

  • Published at 06:10 pm April 25th, 2021
High Court Supreme Court
File photo of the Bangladesh Supreme Court Dhaka Tribune

Basic rights cannot be restricted without imposing state of emergency, according to petitioner

Supreme Court Advocate Yunus Ali Akand on Sunday filed a writ petition with the High Court (HC) challenging the legality of the ongoing countrywide lockdown enforced by the government to contain the transmission of Covid-19.

The bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Sardar Md Rashed Jahangir is likely to hear the writ petition on Monday.

Yunus Ali Akand said the government cannot halt access to basic rights, such as free movement, without imposing a state of emergency. As a result, the ongoing lockdown has violated sections 27, 28, 31, 33, 35 and 36 of the constitution.

The writ sought a stay on the lockdown and directive not to enforce more lockdowns in the future, he added.


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