Hurtful comments about religion: Taslima Nasrin, 2 others indicted
Taslima Nasrin and two others have been charged in a case filed under Section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology Act by the Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit today.
CTTC Inspector Nazmul Nishat, also the investigation officer of the case, filed the charge sheet at the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court on October 3, said the general registration division of the court today.
Two other accused are Supriti Dhar Lipa, editor of the online portal "Women Chapter" and Suchismita Simanti, its acting editor.
According to sources, the investigation officer recommended acquitting another accused Leena Haque, a counsellor of "Women Chapter" as they found no evidence against her.
On April 19, 2018, Allama Muhammad Mahbub Alam, editor of the monthly Al Bayanat filed a case against the four including Taslima at the Dhaka Cyber Tribunal.
The court recorded the plaintiff's statement and ordered Shahjahanpur Police Station to record the case as First Information Report (FIR)
According to the complaint, Supriti Dhar, Suchismita Simanti and Leena Haque have often published hateful writings against Islam through the website "Women Chapter".
An article by Taslima Nasrin was published on the website on April 17, 2018, which hurt the religious sentiment of the plaintiff.