The draconian law has been used by the government even against journalists to silence any form of criticism
Nurul Haque Nur, former vice-president of Dhaka University Central Students Union (Ducsu) has been sued under the Digital Security Act (DSA) in Chittagong and Rajshahi over reported provocative remarks and allegedly hurting the religious sentiments.
Nibaran Chandra Borman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Boalia police station, told BSS that Rajshahi Jubo League city unit Joint Secretary Towrid Al Masud Rony filed the case against Nur with the police station on Wednesday.
In Chittagong, another DSA case was filed against Nur for allegedly hurting religious sentiment with Kotwali police station.
“Swechchhasebak League leader Aziz Misir filed a case against him on Tuesday night,” Kotwali police station OC Mohammad Nezam Uddin told UNB.
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OC Nezam said the case was filed under the Digital Security Act.
“The allegations are now being investigated,” he added.
Both Aziz Misir and Masud Rony, in the cases, alleged that Nur had hurt religious values and sentiments of many religious leaders, government and activists of Bangladesh Awami League and tried to destroy communal harmony through offensive, fabricated and misleading information through social media.
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On April 14 afternoon, Nur said on Facebook live: “No Muslim can support Awami League. Those who support the Awami League are fake Muslims. They take bribes, engage in extortion, drug trafficking and tender business and claim themselves as Muslims.”
Earlier on Monday afternoon, Mahanagar Chhatra League leader Kishore Jahan Sourav filed a case under the Digital Security Act in Sylhet on the same charge.
There were two more cases filed against Nur in Dhaka on Sunday.
The draconian law has been used by the government even against journalists to silence any form of criticism.