Digital Security Act: JnU student sued for ‘derogatory’ comments on religion

Digital Security Act: JnU student sued for ‘derogatory’ comments on religion



Jagannath University (JnU) student Tithy Sarker has been sued under the Digital Security Act for making “derogatory” comments about religion on Facebook.

Abu Musa Rifat, a student of the university’s zoology department, filed the case with the Cyber Tribunal in Dhaka today, Shamim Al Mamun, bench assistant of the tribunal, confirmed to The Daily Star.

After a hearing, Judge Mohammad Ash Sams Joglul Hossain took the case into cognisance and recorded the complainant’s statements.

The court also instructed the Cyber Crime Investigation Division of the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of police to investigate the matter and submit a report to it by December 12.

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