New steps to the loss of freedom of speech in Bangladesh


lowLike the Information and Communication Technology Act, the proposed Digital Protection Act has alarmed the country’s conscious people, media and civil society. Under the new Digital Protection Act, there will be a non-bailable section. Its scope is also increasing. The provisions of section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act have been made as a criminal under the Digital Protection Act, bringing only sound and radical changes. It is the new move to break free speech by lawmakers. Instead of 95 sections of the ICT Act, there are 44 sections of the new law. But being associated with the new law is five more permissible sections. Which was four in the case of the previous law. The new law has also been extended. This includes the formation of illegal obstruction, terrorist assets, digital security agencies and council formation and its implementation. Through which the government can create special powers to investigate and investigate the efforts of the government to prevent such efforts that could harm the country. The possessions of the person or organization can be confiscated. There are only one cyber tribunal in the country. The police station of Dhaka’s Metropolitan Sessions Judges has been established in the court building. The tribunal is acting as a judge of a district judge. According to the information provided in the tribunal sources, there are 740 cases filed under the Information and Communication Technology Act of the country, out of which 60 percent of cases are in the 57 cases. There were three cases in 2013. In 2014, 33 cases were filed across the country but this number rose to 152 in 2015. In the year 2016, the number of cases was 233. There were 391 cases filed till July this year. In these cases 785 accused, 313 of whom have been arrested. Some of the accused journalists Prabir Sikder, Ghulam Mujtaba, Ghulam Mustafa Rafique Habiganj press freedom, journalists Sohag Dewan, Toufiqul Islam of Chittagong, Dhaka, Nazmul Hossain, Abdul Latif foreman Khulna, Dhaka University teacher Fahmidul Haque Chowdhury fighter teacher bluster. In order to suppress, prevent and prosecute the crimes committed on the Internet and social media, 57 cases were amended in the ICT Act of 2013. ICT 57 Clause, any person who willfully website or any other electronic format, something that publish or broadcast false and shameful or a related condition, considering no one read, seen or heard corrupt or dishonest may be futile or that defamation occurs, the law -The chances of deterioration or occurrence arise, state or person’s image diminishes or religious feelings It is a crime that can be attacked or attacked, or incited against any person or organization through such information. It has been learned that 19 and 20 of the Digital Act 19 Under the ICT Act, there were no penalty for not exceeding 14 and at least 7 years of imprisonment for the 57 cases and a fine of Taka 10 million. The draft of the new digital law is being kept in the maximum two years and the minimum two months of imprisonment or maximum penalty of 2 lakh taka or both. Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu turned around and stood for the new law. However, Law Minister Anisul Haque said that the Digital Security Act will be passed in the month of August. Then this problem will be solved. Chief Information Commissioner Golam Rahman said that the ICT Act was enacted that people could use information technology safely. But while making the ICT Act, the formulas became very emotional and made the section bail-free. The new law has been withdrawn from the previous 57 articles. Article 19 of Bangladesh and South Asia director of Private Articles Article 19, said Tahmina Rahman, the 19th and 20th of the Digital Protection Act will undermine the freedom of the people. These streams should not be kept. IT Minister Junaid Ahmed Palak said, people are using technology Ramu, Brahmanbaria so that the incident did not cause as being the new digital protection legislation. And our goal is to keep the cyber world safe. For this reason, abolishing the Article 57 of the ICT Act will replace it with the new law. Dhaka Reporters Unity President Sakhawat Hossain Badsha said that under the provisions of ICT Act, 35 cases were filed till July this year. Of which 22 cases were filed against the journalists. This has created fear in journalists. Need to get rid of this. We are against the black law. The new law is not black. Supreme Court lawyer Shahdin Malik said that the draft of the new law that we can see is the words that were in the previous section 57, the words that came back and forth came. Maybe a couple of things have been differentiated here. He said, always the ruling party enjoys using black law. That’s why the black law is not canceled. So the black matter will remain in the 57th section. Meanwhile, Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua has urged the government to be careful about the new law, not to have the tool to curb the freedom of speech. Mohammad Sayed Mohammad Mohammad Nazrul Islam Shamim, the prosecutor of the cyber tribunal in Dhaka, said most of the 57 cases of harassment were harassing. So there is no gap between new laws. So that people are not harassed. According to AK Azad, publisher of Daily Samakal, Section 57 is an obstacle in the way of independent journalism. That’s why he did not say the new one. National Press Club member, former vice-president of Dhaka Reporters Unity and advocate of Information and Communication Technology Act Ajmal Haque Helal said that the law develops society. The law does not panic society. The law that scares the society, reforms, changes, corrections, modifications, additions and deductions, or whatever it is done

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