Advertisement
Advertisement

The liberation war affairs ministry has taken up a project to build Independence Monument and other related infrastructures at Suhrawardy Udyan.

He also added that the process of cutting trees at Suhrawardy Udyan has been suspended.

Lawyers Fida M Kamal and Syeda Rizwana Hasan appeared for the writ petitioners, while additional attorney generals Mohammad Mehedi Hasan Chowdhury and SK Md Morshed represented the state during the virtual hearing.

On 9 May, six organisations and an individual submitted the writ petition to stop tree cutting at historical Suhrawardy Udyan.

The petitioners are - Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA), Association for Land Reforms and Development (ALRD), Nijera Kori, Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST), Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA), Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) and architect Mobassher Hossain.

Read more from Bangladesh
Advertisement