The High Court (HC) on Thursday ordered the authorities concern to explain why the Ramna Park that was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic has not been reopened.
Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam’s bench issued the order after hearing a writ petition seeking reopening of the park.
The court also fixed September 24 for the next hearing.
Advocate Yusuf Ali Akanda stood for the writ petitioner while Deputy Attorney General Nur us Sadik represented the state.
The writ petition sought HC directive to reopen the park within 24 hours and a rule seeking explanation why the decision to keep it closed should not be declared illegal.
Advocate Ali said the park’s closure has curbed the people’s right to free movement. Many diabetes patients are facing health risks as they are unable to walk and do physical exercise in the park.