The Department of Films and Publications (DFP) yesterday revoked the media enlistment of Bangla daily Sangram.
The DFP took the decision following a report published by the daily on December 12, 2019, headlined “Sixth martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Abdul Quader Mollah today” which is untrue, said a DFP press release yesterday.
Angered by the report, a mob on December 13 vandalised the office of Sangram in the capital’s Boro Moghbazar. Police also arrested its editor Abul Asad in a case filed under Digital Security Act.
Quader Mollah, former assistant secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami, was hanged at the old Dhaka central jail in 2013, in a case over committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War.
The assistant general secretary of the Jamaat-e-Islami was earlier handed life imprisonment for involvement in war crimes on February 5, 2013 -- a sentence that sparked the Shahbagh movement and spread countrywide, rallying for maximum punishment of war criminals. The Supreme Court on September 17 overruled the International Crimes Tribunal judgement and sentenced him to death.