eviction

How did the Supreme Court start housing planning for Dhaka’s poor?

On August 20, 1999, over 5,000 slum dwellers mobilised from various informal settlements in Dhaka and gathered in the Supreme Court premises to protest the “wholesale eviction” that was underway that year.

September 17, 2022
September 17, 2022

We need to recognise the diversity of the urban poor

When we think of urban poor, we typically think of people living in slums.It’s not quite as simple.

May 28, 2022
May 28, 2022

How did the Supreme Court start housing planning for Dhaka’s poor?

On August 20, 1999, over 5,000 slum dwellers mobilised from various informal settlements in Dhaka and gathered in the Supreme Court premises to protest the “wholesale eviction” that was underway that year.

January 21, 2018
January 21, 2018

Of a strange eviction

The Victory Day morning of last year started like any other for the 85-year-old widow of a former Ispahani company director. She woke up, did her usual chores and had breakfast.

June 7, 2017
June 7, 2017

Khaleda visits Moudud

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia visits the party leader Moudud Ahmed as he was evicted from his residence, where he had been staying for around 30 years in Dhaka’s Gulshan Avenue.

July 26, 2016
July 26, 2016

HC stays Rajuk’s notice to relocate a Gulshan restaurant

The High Court stays for six months the effectiveness of a notice issued by Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) that asked the authorities to relocate Food Palace Restaurant from Gulshan-1.

May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016

Where will these low income communities go?

On January 21, 2016, without any prior notice or proper rehabilitation plan, residents of the Kallyanpur Pora Bosti were evicted from their homes.

April 9, 2016
April 9, 2016

Minister 'helpless’ about evicting illegal religious structures

Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan expresses helplessness in evicting illegal religious structures on encroached lands.

January 31, 2016
January 31, 2016

SC upholds injunction on Kalyanpur slum eviction

The Supreme Court has upheld a High Court order that issued an injunction on eviction of the Kalyanpur Pora Slum.

December 20, 2015
December 20, 2015

100 illegal structures evicted in Gulistan

Dhaka South City Corporation authorities evicts over 100 shops built illegally occupying footpaths in the city’s busy Gulistan intersection as part of a month-long drive.

November 30, 2015
November 30, 2015

Opinion: Can the mayor kill the dragon?

Mayor Annisul Huq had his first bitter taste of what lies ahead if he really wants to go about his promises with sincerity. His mission virtually failed when he went to supervise the clearing of the Tejgaon road where trucks are parked illegally, blocking the important connecting pathway.