Petition filed for prosecuting Hasnat Abdul Hye | The Daily Star
12:34 AM, April 22, 2013 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:30 AM, April 22, 2013

Story In Prothom Alo

Petition filed for prosecuting Hasnat Abdul Hye

A Dhaka University teacher yesterday filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking its directives on the government to apprehend and prosecute author Hasnat Abdul Hye for writing a story titled “TV Camerar Shamne Meyeti” [The girl in front of the TV camera] in a Bangla daily.
The Prothom Alo published the story on April 14 but withdrew it the following day amid widespread public outrage.
Prof M Wahiduzzaman of Institute of Education and Research filed the petition yesterday as a public interest litigation saying the story written by Hasnat Abdul Hye is provocative and insulting to the women of the society.
Prof Wahiduzzaman also prayed to the court to summon Hasnat Abdul Hye before it so that he (Hasnat) can explain why he has written the story.
The High Court bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice ABM Altaf Hossain will hear the petition today, Wahiduzzaman told The Daily Star.
The Prothom Alo on April 15 apologised to readers for hurting their sentiments with the short story, "TV Camerar Shamne Meyeti", published in the daily's Pahela Baishakh supplement.

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