September 29, 2013
A writ petition was filed with the High Court (HC) on Sunday seeking a stay order on construction of the much discussed coal-based power plant in Rampal of Bagerhat. Four Supreme Court lawyers lodged the petition at noon. The hearing on the issue is expected to be held on Monday at the HC bench comprised of Justice Naiyma Haider and Justice Zafar Ahmed. The decision of constructing Rampal Power Plant, which is near to Sundarbans, the world largest mangrove forrest, raised rciticism in the country as the experts were consistently warning that it would destroy the forrest in long run. Protesting the government’s decision a long- march held towards the project area from Tuesday to Saturday.
Source: BD Chronicle