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Mohammad Zafar Iqbal & others vs. Bangladesh & others

Case NameMohammad Zafar Iqbal & others vs. Bangladesh & others
Case NumberCivil Appeal No. 58 of 2012
Practice AreaCivil, Land
Arising out of (Case Type)
Writ Petition No. 9927 of 2008
Type of DocumentJudgment
Court NameSupreme Court of Bangladesh (Appellate Division)
KeywordsAcquisition, Requisition, Martyrs, Graveyard, Monument, Liberation, War, Independence, History, Private ownership, Construction, Patriot, East Pahartali, East Pakistan, Mass graveyard, Partition, Arbitrary and Mala Fide, non-application of judicial mind
Order/Judgment Date
04.03.2014 (hearing date)
Cases ReferredOther Class Suit No.217 of 2002 in the Second Court of Joint District Judge, Chittagong; Civil Revision No.1891 of 2003
Law ReferredAcquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property Ordinance, 1982
Companies/Organizations ReferredUniversity of Science and Technology (USTC), Chittagong Development Authority (CDA);
Historical Mausoleums ReferredMausoleum of Mohammad V; The Dr. John Garang De Mabior Mausoleum in Juba, South Sudan; Agostinho Neto’s Mausoleum in Luanda, Angola; Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum; Marien Ngouabi’s mausoleum in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo; The Pyramids of ancient Egypt and Nubian pyramids; Abdel Nasser Mosque, Gamal Abdel Nasser, in Cairo, Egypt.; Taj Mahal at Agra, India; Humayun’s tomb at Delhi, India; Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor; the pyramids of ancient China; Mausoleum of Genghis Khan in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia; Tomb of Jahangir at Shahdara, near Lahore, Pakistan; Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, Beijing, National Chiang Kai-shek memorial Hall, Taipei; Quezon memorial, in Quezon City, Philippines; Hamilton Mausoleum at Hamilton in Scotland; Mausoleum of Augustus in Rome, Italy; Abraham Lincoln’s tomb in Spring Field, Illinois; Eaton Mausoleum, Toronto, Ontario; The Meiji Jingu Shrine in Tokyo
People ReferredGary J Bass, Lt. General A.A.K Niazi, Desaix Myers, Dr. Nurul Islam, Jawaharlal Nehru.
Lawyers’ NamesFor Appellants: Mr Manjil Murshid, Advocate, instructed by Mr Zainul Abedin, Advocate-on-Record.

For Respondent No. 1: Mr Murad Reza, Additional Attorney General, instructed by Mrs. Sufia Khatun, Advocate-on- Record.

For Respondent No. 5: Mr Syed Mahbubur Rahman, Advocate-on- Record.
Judges’ NamesMr. Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, Mr. Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, Mr. Justice Hasan Foez Siddique, Mr. Justice A.H.M. Shamsuddin Choudhury
Author JudgeSurendra Kumar Sinha, J

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