Published:  03:06 AM, 15 September 2021

HC: Shut down unregistered online news portals

HC: Shut down unregistered online news portals
 
The High Court on Tuesday directed authorities concerned to shut down all the unregistered online news portals in the country.

 A bench comprising Justice Md Mozibur Rahman Miah and Justice  Md Kamrul Hossain Mollah gave the order after a hearing on a supplementary plea filed to that end.  The court directed the Chairman of Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission (BTRC) and Chairman of Bangladesh Press Council to execute the order within seven days of getting the copy of this order.

Lawyer Jarin Rahman and Rashida Chowdhury Nilu moved the plea before the court while Deputy Attorney General Nowroj Md Russel Chowdhury stood for the state.  Speaking to journalists, Advocate Rashida Chowdhury Nilu said, "The court on August 16 had issued an order with a rule after holding a hearing on a writ filed in this regard. We had filed the supplementary plea to shutdown all the unregistered and unauthorised online news portals on that writ. The court today came up with the order after holding a hearing on that plea."

Deputy Attorney General Nowroj Md Russel Chowdhury said the court directed the respondents to shutdown the unregistered online news portals within seven days of getting the copy of this order and submit a report.





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