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Section 57 of ICT Act not contrary to human rights, constitution: Inu
Staff Correspondent
Published :Monday, 24 August, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 21
Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu on Sunday said the Section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act is not contrary to human rights and the constitution.
"Those who raised questions about this Section 57 didn't say anything about its ambiguousness," the Minister told a press briefing at the PID conference room amid concern and criticisms over the Section 57 of the ICT Act.
He said enacting a new law to prevent cyber crimes is on the cards.
On protests by some ruling party leaders and an MP over the killings of a partyman in recent incidents of crossfire, Inu said, "There're over 300 MPs and thousands of leaders and activists of Awami League across the country. Among them, one MP might react to it and it is quite natural."
"But the extrajudicial killing is not the formula of the Awami League-led grand alliance government," he added.
Talking about Khaleda Zia's recent call to the government to open the 'closed door of besieged democracy', the Minister said, "The door of democracy is open and it is not confined. Actually, the militants are confined here. There is no space for militants and terrorists here."
The door of democracy did not allow war criminals, militants, arson terrorists and killers and it will never allow those to enter either, he added.

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