Top court summons lawyer over Facebook post

The Appellate Division on Sunday summoned advocate Yunus Ali Akand for his ‘distasteful’ Facebook post about the judiciary.


After Additional Attorney General Murad Reza raised the issue, a four-member bench led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain ordered Akand to appear before the court on October 11 and explain why he will not be prosecuted.


He has also been barred from practicing law during this period.


The court also instructed the Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission to remove his Facebook post and block his account.


Before issuing the orders, the bench heard the statements of senior lawyer Mansurul Haque Chowdhury Fida M Kamal, President of the Supreme Court Bar Association AM Amin Uddin, lawyer Manzill Murshid and some other lawyers.


Murad Reza told reporters that Akand posted an offensive status on the judiciary and the justice system on Facebook.


He described the post as being “very derogative”.


Source: United News of Bangladesh




Modi greets PM Hasina on her birthday


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended heartiest congratulations to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the occasion of her 74th birthday.


“Outgoing Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das handed over Narendra Modi’s letter along with a flower bouquet to the prime minister today,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said.


He said the Indian envoy handed over the letter when she paid a farewell call on the premier at her official Ganabhaban residence Sunday morning.


“Please accept my warm wishes and hearty congratulations on your birthday,” the Indian Prime Minister wrote.


Modi added: “Your (Sheikh Hasina) visionary leadership has helped Bangladesh achieve immense social and economic transformation, and equally your contributions to our bilateral relations has been extremely impressive.”


The Indian premier wished Sheikh Hasina good health and happiness and many more years in the service of people of Bangladesh.


The 74th birthday of Sheikh Hasina, the eldest daughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will be celebrated tomorrow.


Source: United News of Bangladesh