Abuse of section 57 creates problem : Iqbal


PV Desk : Prime Minister’s Media Advisor Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury today said the abuse of section 57 of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act is creating obstruction to free and independent media.

“People are being arrested soon after the lodging of any case under section 57 and even the arrested persons are not getting bail,” he said while exchanging views with journalists at Bogra Press Club (BPC) auditorium here.

Bogra Union of Journalists (BUJ) organized the meeting. Awami League Bogra district unit President Momtaj Uddin, Bogra Press Club President Mozammel Haque Lalu, General Secretary Arif Rehman and former General Secretary Mahmudul Hasan Nayon, Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) Vice President Pradip Bhattachariya and Joint Secretary General GM Sajal, among others, addressed the function.