ICT Act 2006

Digital noose to be tightened further

Anyone spreading negative propaganda against the Liberation War or the Father of the Nation, using digital devices, will risk being sentenced to life in prison, according to the draft of a new law. The draft of Digital Security Act-2016 also stipulates two-year imprisonment for "deliberately" defaming someone or hurting anyone's religious sentiment by publishing or broadcasting something through digital devices.

August 3, 2017
August 3, 2017

Take the SC's comments to heart

We hope that instead of a knee-jerk reaction, the present ruling leadership will see the merit of the criticisms made and do their own homework so that all the vital organs of our constitution can work together and establish a functional state under law.

May 20, 2016
May 20, 2016

Digital noose to be tightened further

Anyone spreading negative propaganda against the Liberation War or the Father of the Nation, using digital devices, will risk being sentenced to life in prison, according to the draft of a new law. The draft of Digital Security Act-2016 also stipulates two-year imprisonment for "deliberately" defaming someone or hurting anyone's religious sentiment by publishing or broadcasting something through digital devices.

August 24, 2015
August 24, 2015

It is a black law and we should rethink it: Fahmidul Haq

Under this law, if anyone complains that his or her image is tarnished by someone's speech or writings, the police will take actions against the latter and it will be a non-bailable offence.

August 24, 2015
August 24, 2015

There is no guideline limiting the actions that they can take: Sara Hossain

We challenged this legislation as being unconstitutional back in 2010. There was a petition that was filed by three of my colleagues who challenged the blocking of Facebook in 2010.