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Govt alerts to stop misuse of Digital Security Act: Anisul Huq

Govt alerts to stop misuse of Digital Security Act: Anisul Huq

Staff Correspondent

Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq said the government is remained alert to stop misuse and abuse of the Digital Security Act.

“At the same time our government has been discussing on good practices of the Digital Security Act with different countries. Besides, civil society representatives are also being consulted about the law,” he said.

The minster told this to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk during a meeting in Geneva yesterday.

Permanent Representative of the UN and Bangladesh Ambassador in Geneva Md Sufiur Rahman was present.

Anisul Huq informed the High Commissioner (HC) about out works with the United Nations Human Rights Council Office on the Digital Security Act, said adding, “The misuse of this Act has reduced a lot due to the effective initiatives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government.”

He said Bangladesh government is working to enact a data protection law. “A draft of the proposed law has been published recently. The government is discussing with various stakeholders on the law,” the minister said.

The High Commissioner highlighted various activities of his office on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and sought all out cooperation of the government.

Anisul Huq expressed his firm commitment to work together with the United Nations to protect and promote the human rights in Bangladesh.

He urged the United Nations to play a strong and effective role in making the efforts to repatriate the Rohingyas successfully.

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