Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Monday, December 17, 2018 05:08:27 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

It’s world's worst law: BNP

Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Staff Reporter :
Digital Security Act 2018 is one of the world's worst laws, said BNP leaders at a view exchange meeting on Monday. They also announced not to accept such a 'black' law.
"We don't accept today's law (Digital Security Law). In fact, we don't accept any law of this government as those were passed in a parliament which has no legitimacy," BNP Secretary General Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told the meeting held at a city hotel yesterday. 
Fakhrul branded the government as 'hypocrite' saying it assured the Editors Council of taking steps for amending 'controversial' sections of the Digital Security Bill, but it was made law without any amendment.
Even, the government didn't talk to anybody over the act," he added. The BNP Secretary General alleged that the government has enacted the 'black' law as its safeguard so that media cannot publish any reports on its corruption.
Earlier in the day, President Abdul Hamid has assented to the Digital Security Bill passed in the 22nd session of the current parliament, making it a law. "The Digital Security Bill, 2018' was passed to deal with cybercrimes, including hurting the religious sentiment, negative propaganda against the Liberation War and Bangabandhu and illegal activities in e-transactions and spreading defamatory data.
Former president of the National Press Club Shawkat Mahmud presented the keynote paper at the programme.
Fakhrul said, over 4,500 'fictitious' cases were filed over the last one month while around 25,00,000 people were made accused in around 90,000 cases over the last 10 years. "People's unity is the only way to overcome this situation. We'll achieve the victory by forging the people's unity."
He called upon the BNP leaders and activists not to be frustrated and get ready for carrying their struggle. "There's no reason to get frustrated. I see the light of hope. We'll continue our struggle until our all demands are met, our chairperson is freed and people get rid of misrule."
The BNP senior leader urged the government to release BNP chief Khaleda Zia from jail before the time runs out as only she can help overcome the current situation. "There's no alternative to freeing Khaleda Zia to overcome the current crisis."
BNP standing committee member Dr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain alleged that the Digital Security Act was framed from a BAKSAL concept to establish unwritten one-party rule. "What could be blacker than this law? Even, I think, there's no such law in any monarchy, let alone democracy."
He said the current 'fascist' regime formulated the law to ensure its security and gag the voice of the media, politicians and the common people who use the social media. "I would like to say that the consequences of such efforts wouldn't be good."
The Editors Council was given hope that their recommendations will be taken into consideration but that has not been done as well, said Nazrul Islam Khan, a senior BNP leader who also attended the programme.
"There are black laws, but this law is the blackest of black," Nazrul Islam Khan added.
Journalists from different media outlets and some representatives from different embassies, including the USA, the UK, the EU, Canada, China, Russia, Afghanistan, Palestine, Turkey and Vietnam, attended the programme.

Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Cricket »

Sri Lanka 275-9 at stumps on day 1, 1st Test vs New Zealand

AP, New Zealand :Tim Southee took 5-67 as New Zealand exploited an influential toss to contain Sri Lanka to 275-9 Saturday on the first day of the first cricket Test at the Basin Reserve.A late unbeaten half century by wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella helped swing the day a little in Sri ...

Football »

Salah retains BBC African Footballer of the Year award

Liverpool and Egypt striker Mohamed Salah has capped a sparkling 2018 for club and country by winning the prestigious BBC African Footballer of the Year Award for the second time in a row."It's a great feeling to win again. I'm happy and I would like to win it also next ...

Entertainment »

Soundarya Sharma is going to have an exceptional time this festive season

Actress Soundarya Sharma who made her stellar debut in Ranchi Diaries, a Comedy thriller film, and got a thumbs up from the critics and audience and awarded as the ‘Best Debutante’ at Jharkhand international film festival 2018. She was nominated for the ‘Best Female Debutante’ by Zee Cine Awards 2018 ...

Entertainment »

Ishana in four plays under same director’s direction

Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Popular TV actress of present time Ishana Khan has worked in four faction plays under same director's direction. She has finished shooting of these four plays under Satirtho Rahman Rubel’s direction. Shooting of these plays took place in Darjeeling from November last week to December first week. ...

Editorial »

No room for self-satisfaction, success needed in other fields too

THE nation celebrates the 48th Victory Day today amid festivity. Today, the nation will remember its glorious historical achievement earned through a nine-month war against Pakistan Occupation Forces in 1971. The nation will recall today, Bangladesh was born as an independent country under the leadership of Father of the Nation ...

International »

Australia recognises west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Australia now recognises west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Saturday, but a contentious embassy shift from Tel Aviv will not occur until a peace settlement is achieved.Canberra became one of just a few governments around the world to follow US President Donald Trump's lead and recognise ...

International »

Trump taps budget head Mulvaney as acting chief of staff

Donald Trump announced Friday that his budget director Mick Mulvaney will step in as acting chief of staff to replace John Kelly - amid indications the president is struggling to fill the key post.Trump, whose presidency is increasingly embroiled in legal troubles, announced earlier this month that Kelly, a former ...

City »

BNP candidate of Dhaka-8 constituency Mirza Abbas speaking at a prèss conference at his residence in the city on Saturday in protest against attack on his electioneering in the city's Segunbagicha area.

Entertainment »

Mim`s new movie Thai Curry

Sheikh Arif Bulbon :End of this year is becoming something new for the National Film Award winner actress Bidya Sinha Saha Mim. At the end of this year, she has started shooting of a new movie. Now she is staying in Bangkok to take part in shooting of the movie. ...

Business & Economy »

In presence of Mohammed Monirul Moula, AMD of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited, Abu Reza Md. Yeahia, DMD of the Bank and Dr. M. Easin Ali, Chairman of Dhaka City Physiotherapy Hospital, exchanging an agreement signing document at the Banks head office in the city on Wednesday. Under the deal, VISA and Khidmah Card holders of the Bank will get attractive discount in treatment services of the Hospital. Top officials from both the organizations were also present.


Cricket »

Malinga named captain for ODI, T20I series against New Zealand

Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga, who until recently was out of favour with the selectors, has been appointed as the captain for the upcoming ODI and T20I series against New Zealand. He replaces Dinesh Chandimal, who led the side in the recently concluded ODI series and Thisara Perera, who captained ...

International »

US Senate votes to end support for Saudi-led Yemen war, blasts crown prince

The US Senate dealt President Donald Trump a double blow over Saudi Arabia on Thursday, approving a resolution to end US military support for Riyadh's war in Yemen, and another holding the Saudi crown prince responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.Though largely symbolic, the two bipartisan measures deliver a ...

International »

Islamic State not defeated, just transforming: Experts

Even as the last pockets of resistance in eastern Syria hold their ground, the Islamic State group is shapeshifting into a new, but no less dangerous, underground form, experts warn.Also known as ISIS, or the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the group had long been ready to cede the ...

Editorial »

Time to avail the golden opportunity to explore Japan`s rich market

BANGLADESH wants to explore the potentials of sending skilled workers to Japan as the country is likely to open its job market for foreign workers. The matter is likely to be raised at Foreign Secretary-level talks scheduled to be held on December 17 in Tokyo.Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque and ...

Editorial »

Involve the youths in decision making process

A RECENT survey rightly indicated that unified and quality education system for all is imperative to turn today's youth into skilled manpower for future Bangladesh. Ahead of the 11th National Election, the survey findings clearly echoed the youth voice who emphasised meritorious teacher recruitment at primary school to tertiary level ...

Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Write a comment to this news