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Bangladesh court extends ban on scrapping

Bangladesh court extends ban on scrapping

Dhaka: The High Court has prohibited scrap ships from entering the country until its previous verdict is implemented.?The bench of justices A H M Shamsuddin Chowdhury and Sheikh Mohammad Jakir Hossain directed the government on Wednesday to formulate a ship-breaking policy within three months, following a petition filed by Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA).?The government was also ordered to form a powerful committee with specialists within a month.?The court order said that no scrap ships will be allowed in Bangladesh waters without ensuring public health safety and the previously issued verdict will have to be followed literally.?BELA filed a petition on Sunday with the court to issue an order for policy implementation in line with the court's verdicts on and after March 17, 2009. [17/12/10]

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