BNP will scrap Digital Security Act and broadcast policy within a week if it comes to power, the party’s standing committee member Moudud Ahmed said yesterday, reports the daily star.
“The print media and electronic media will not be able to publish any news with freedom under the two laws,” the BNP leader said at a programme in Dhaka. These two laws have tied the hands and feet of the media and has taken away the fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution, Moudud added.
He was speaking at a human chain near Jatiya Press Club, organised by Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal protesting the life term jail for BNP leader Tarique Rahman in the 21 August attack case.
Moudud’s pledge from on behalf of BNP comes months ahead of the parliamentary election in Bangladesh; expected to be held by December or January.