On October 17, 2021, an entire fishing village in Rangpur’s Pirganj upazila was set ablaze allegedly because a Hindu teen hurt the religious sentiments of the locals through a derogatory social media post.
While the manner in which the DSA is being defended is nothing new, the timing bears significance
Pritom Das, a leader of left-leaning organisation Rashtra Sangskar Andolan, walked out of jail on bail yesterday, 131 days after he was arrested in a case filed under the Digital Security Act on for "hurting religious sentiment".
A Dhaka tribunal today framed charges against two people, including Rafiqul Islam Madani, widely known as "Shishu Bokta", in a case filed under the Digital Security Act.
Only two percent of the people accused under the Digital Security Act saw their cases come to a close with the court handing either a conviction, an acquittal or the dismissal of the case.
Many things happened in the expansive, sprawling world of tech in 2022 and most were less than desirable.
As it stands now, any person whom law enforcement authorities deem to have breached the DSA will be arrested without a warrant.
The government has announced 29 agencies and institutions such as the Prime Minister’s Office, central and state-owned banks, and the national identity and immigration departments as “critical information infrastructure”, officially declaring illegal access to their information as punishable offence.
A Sunamganj court today (September 26, 2022) rejected the bail plea of Jhumon Das who was arrested in a case filed under the Digital Security Act.