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Law minister hints at amending Digital Security Bill

  • Published at 06:38 pm April 23rd, 2018
  • Last updated at 06:41 pm April 23rd, 2018
Law minister hints at amending Digital Security Bill
Changes are likely to be brought in the Digital Security Bill 2018 as demands have been made for its amendment, Law Minister Anisul Huq has said. “We believe in democracy, and we will do everything for the freedom of media,” the minister told reporters following a meeting with a faction of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) at the Secretariat on Monday. The draft law will be amended where it is necessary after discussion with the representatives of all organizations who have proposed for the amendment, he added. “I have told them that the parliamentary committee concerned will take the concerns expressed by the Editors' Council, ATCO (Association of Television Channel Owners) and BFUJ regarding the bill into consideration," Anisul further said.
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Replying to a question, he said: “Of course, I think their proposals [for changes] are logical and I have said it before.” Monjurul Ahsan Bulbul, president of a faction of BFUJ, said: “We have submitted a written statement regarding the bill to the law minister today [Monday]. In the statement, we have mentioned 10 observations on the bill and one specific proposal. "Earlier, we placed our recommendations to the speaker of parliament. She advised us to discuss the matter with the law minister,” Bulbul added.