• Wednesday, Dec 01, 2021
  • Last Update : 03:03 pm

Inu seeks revision of DSA

  • Published at 06:10 pm October 27th, 2021
File Photo of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JaSoD) President, Hasanul Haq Inu Dhaka Tribune

The lawmaker says the administration cannot evade responsibility for the communal attacks

Lawmaker Hasanul Haq Inu has said that the Digital Security Act (DSA) should be amended to stop abuse of the law.

“The Digital Security Act has to be revised, so that mainstream media journalists can be protected from misuse of the law,” said Inu, who is the chief of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, at Satkhira Circuit House on Wednesday.

“A digital space has been created due to the advancement of information and communication technology. This digital space is now under attack from communal forces and cyber criminals; women are being harassed. Ensuring cyber security is a key task to protect human rights. But it (DSA) is being abused. It should be revised to prevent abuse,” the former minister told reporters.

Also read - CGS: Nearly 1,500 DSA cases in 20 months

“It’s been two years since the law was passed. Now it’s time to revise it and make it time-befitting so that no journalist falls victim to the misuse of the law,” said Inu, who is also chairman of the parliamentary Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Ministry.

On the communal attacks perpetrated since October 13, the lawmaker said that the administration could not evade its responsibility. 

He blamed the inaction of the communal public servants and the infiltration of communal people into secularist parties for the attacks.

Also read - Law minister: Government working to stop misuse of Digital Security Act

“It’s not a good sign that the country is experiencing attacks on temples, the Ahmadiyya community and other minorities. Now it’s a challenge for the political parties as well as the government to guarantee that such communal attacks will not recur in the future.”

Inu said that the 14-party alliance should be in power to destroy the militants and root out corruption from the country.

On the caretaker government issue, the former minister said that the BNP was dreaming of establishing a government by ousting the incumbent government. He questioned whether the BNP wanted a neutral election or was trying to change the government.

Facebook 54
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail