DSA only to tackle cyber crimes: Anisul

DHAKA, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs

Minister Anisul Huq today said the government has formulated Digital Security

Act (DSA) only to tackle cyber crimes.

The act was not formulated to curb the freedom of speech or the freedom

of press. It was formulated only to tackle cyber crimes, he told newsmen

after coming out of his meeting with European Union (EU) Special

Representative for Human Rights Eamon Gilmore this afternoon.

Gimore was leading a fivemember delegation, as they called on to Anisul

at his Gulshan residence.

While talking about the imprisonment of BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia,

the law minister said she was convicted by court in two graft cases and the

government has nothing to do with this, adding, Government has no role to

play here to release her or keeping her confined.

Anisul informed the EU envoy about the current status of Nusrat murder

trial, saying even the Prime Minister has given special emphasis on this


Government wants to complete the trial within shortest possible time

through following the appropriate steps, he added.

The law minister said they have also discussed matters like Bepza Act,

children rights act, Rohingya and alleged extrajudicial killings.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)