Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

Hearing on Al Jazeera ban Wednesday

Published 12:30 am | February 10, 2021

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Online Desk : The High Court on Tuesday fixed tomorrow to hear a writ petition seeking a ban to the broadcasting of Qatar-based television channel Al Jazeera Television in Bangladesh.

The bench of Justice Md Mozibur Rahman Miah and Justice Md Kamrul Hossain Mollah was scheduled to hear the petition in the afternoon on Tuesday.

However, the court fixed 11.00am Wednesday to hear it.

In the writ petition, secretaries to the Posts and Telecommunications, Information Technology, BTRC chairman, Inspector General of Police were made respondents.

On February 1, Al Jazeera had broadcast a report titled “All the Prime Minister’s Men.”

On Tuesday, advocate Anamul Kabir Emon filed a writ petition to the concerned section of the High Court seeking its directive to ban the broadcast of Al Jazeera in the country.

Besides, the advocate also sought another order to remove all contents of the report from all social media including Facebook and YouTube.

Meanwhile, the Foreign Ministry in a statement termed the Al Jazeera report “All the Prime Minister’s Men” as “false, defamatory and a politically motivated smear campaign”.

Bangladesh Army Headquarters also strongly denounced Al Jazeera’s investigative report, saying it is part of a move to break the harmony among different government organs.

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