Obaidul Quader stresses on stopping misuse of section 57

Dhaka,  Fri,  18 August 2017
Published : 02 Aug 2017, 20:12:44
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Obaidul Quader stresses on stopping misuse of section 57

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader stressed on stopping the misuse of section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act instead of repealing the provision.

Referring to arrest of a journalist Abdul Latif following a case filed against him under section 57 of the ICT Act, Obaidul Quader said, "It is the clear misuse of section 57 as the case was lodged over a trifling matter. The misuse of this section should be stopped instead of repealing the section," reports BSS.

"The section was included in the ICT Act aimed at controlling cyber crimes. But, nowadays the section is being used over trifling matters. An intense scrutiny is necessary to stop such misuses," the road transport and bridges minister said.

He called upon the Information Minister to intervene to this end, saying, "I will not speak for cancelling the law (section 57) but for stopping its misuse."
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