Bangladeshi Solicitor firm Kalam Solicitor won the case against Home Office in the High Court where the Home Office wanted to send back a Bangladeshi immigrant home, who came to the UK on the basis of his father’s citizenship. As the judgement has recognized as a reported case, means this ruling will be applicable as a direction to the similar cases and hence Home Office will not be able to send anyone back home in similar circumstances.
Kalam Solicitors, who represented the Claimant, organised a press conference on 1st of December. Principal of the law firm Barrister Abul Kalam delivered the welcoming speech in the beginning. Barrister Shahadoth Karim represented the case at High Court on behalf of the Claimant. In his speech, he emphasised that this case will act as a milestone for those who have been suffering in this similar situations.
Other solicitors and law officials who addressed the audience included Immigration Judge Belayet Hossain, Solicitor Suhul Ahmed Moku, Barrister Ataur Rahman, Barrister Wasikur Rahman Talukdar and others.
The speakers said that many people in Bangladeshi community are facing this problem. People should challenge this situations. They also urged the applicants to retain all types of documents related to their case.
After winning the case in Apeal, Bangladeshi Shanu Miah came to the UK in 2002. Later he brought his six children and his wife. When he applied for his British Passport in 2011, Home Office refused his request after an interview. Home Office gave the reason for the refusal as his papers and his father’s British citizenship were not genuine.
In 2015 this case moved to High Court. East London based law firm Kalam Solicitors represented the claimant at the court. The hearing took place on 24th October and on 17ht November full judgment was released. Deputy Judge Alexandra Marks CBE declared the judgement where she fiercely criticised the activities of Home Office, Foreign Office and Passport Office.