2 arrested for Facebook status on hajj
Two people were arrested from Satkhira's Shyamnagar upazila today over allegedly posting Facebook status demeaning hajj.
The detainees were identified as Mohan Kumar Mondal, chief of a local NGO, and Showkat Hossain, our Satkhira correspondent reports.
A lawsuit was filed against them under ICT act, accusing them of hurting religious sentiment, by upazila unit Awami League's President Akbar Kabir.
Mohan, son of Shivpad Mondal in the upazila, is said to be the executive director of Leaders, a local non-government organisation.
Shyamnagar Police Station Officer-in-Charge Inamul Haque endorsed the facts and said they posted Facebook status on the stampede at Hajj that killed over 700 people.