Writ filed challenging legality of lockdown

United News of Bangladesh | Published: 17:38, Apr 25,2021


A writ petition was filed with the High Court on Sunday challenging the legality of the ongoing countrywide lockdown enforced by the government to contain the transmission of Coronavirus.

Supreme Court advocate Yunus Ali Akand filed the writ petition.

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

Yunus said the government can’t halt citizens’ basic rights like people’s movement without imposing a state of emergency.

The ongoing lockdown has violated citizens’ basic right mentioned in section 27, 28, 31, 33, 35 and 36 of the Constitution, he said.

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

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