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Bangladesh Rivers

Bangladhesh: Landmark Judgement of High Court against “River Grabbing”:

Paper No. 6490           Dated 12-Feb-2018

By S.Chandrasekharan

A River is a living entity, a legal person and a juristic person’-

So said the Bangladesh High Court Bench in a petition filed by the Human Rights and Peace on the degradation of Turag River. It is a remarkable judgement and a landmark one that would apply not only to Bangladesh but to all regions in this part of the World where people are dependent on the rivers for their livelihood and well-being.

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