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10-year jail for making, distributing pornography

Cabinet okays draft law

The cabinet yesterday approved a draft law with a provision of maximum 10 years' rigorous imprisonment or Tk 5 lakh fine or both for pornography-related offences.

The draft of 'Pornography Control Act, 2011' comes in the backdrop of rise in production, preservation, carrying and marketing, export and import of pornographies.

The weekly cabinet meeting headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Secretariat also approved the draft of the Sonadia Deep Seaport Authority Act-2011, her Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad told newsmen.

The council of ministers also approved Bangladesh Atomic Energy Control Act-2011 and endorsed proposals to ratify 'Saarc Convention on Cooperation on Environment' and 'The Charter of the Asian Institute of Technology'.

Azad said the draft speech of the president to be delivered at the first session of Jatiya Sangsad this year was also approved at the meeting. The prime minister instructed officials concerned to make it a speech of 20 minutes.

At the meeting, the premier directed the communications ministry to send Kaler Kantho senior reporter Nikhil Bhadra abroad for better treatment. Sources said the journalist would be given Tk 10 lakh from the government.

Nikhil suffered critical injuries in a road accident in front of the Jatiya Press Club on December 28. His right leg was amputated.

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This Govt takes a good initiative to make a law against pornography. Another nasty thing is hidden camera. This law may discourage these type of event. Hope for the best.

: Shohely

You should bar your kids from accessing porn in early years. It'll be stupid if you do so when they are in college / in university.

You are simply dictating their sex drive.

Banning porn is not right. Better have the law on voyeurism and illegal activities related to that.

Scandal in Persona promoted the government to issue such a law without any real reason.

India has championed in privacy intervention. It does not do anything to stop mobile clip epidemic.

: Anonymous


  • Pathik
    Tuesday, January 3, 2012 05:45 AM GMT+06:00 (214 weeks ago)

    This law will help save inoffensive person particularly young girls from the hand of perverts who recently posted adult pictures in the Internet or keep blackmailing.

  • Anonymous
    Tuesday, January 3, 2012 02:24 PM GMT+06:00 (214 weeks ago)


    What happened when Baishaki TV personality, a female, blackmailed a male director and video-taped him? Then, published it online?





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