Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Govt inaction to halt Tipai dam challenged

A writ petition was filed with the High Court (HC) today seeking direction from the court upon the government to take immediate steps to halt the construction of the proposed Tipaimukh dam.

In the writ petition, 'inaction of the government to stop the process of constructing the Tipaimukh Dam was challenged'.

The writ petition also prayed to the court to issue a rule upon the government to explain why its decision on sending a parliamentary team to visit the Tipai Dam site without having exact information and data regarding the dam from India should not be declared illegal.

Abu Naser Rahmatullah, secretary general of Bangladesh Jatiya Party (BJP) filed the writ petition as a public interest litigation.

The lawyer for the petitioner advocate Tajul Islam told The Daily Star that hearing of the petition will be held tomorrow.

Source: http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/latest_news.php?nid=18321

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