Bangladesh: The High Court issues ruling for rehabilitation of Santals

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    The High Court on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 wants to know what steps have been taken to rehabilitate the evicted Santal community of Gobindaganj upazila in Gaibandha. The Star file photo shows worried Santal women in Gaibandha's Madarpur village.

    The High Court today wanted to know what steps have been taken to rehabilitate the evicted Santal community of Gobindaganj upazila in Gaibandha.

    It also issued a rule asking explanation in two weeks as to why the government should not be directed to rehabilitate the indigenous community who became landless after an eviction drive on November 6 last year.

    Gaibandha deputy commissioner and Gobindaganj upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) will have to submit a report in two weeks in this regard before the court.

    The HC bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Haque and Justice Mohammad Ullah came up with the rule and order on a suo moto move during hearing an earlier rule issued over the legality of damaging evidence of the eviction.

    Source: thedailystar.net