The digital security law has sparked renewed controversy following the death of imprisoned writer Mushtaq Ahmed. At the same time, protests started across the country mentioning that some sections of the law were distorted. In such a context, the government is now thinking of taking steps to stop the misapplication of the law.
Law Minister Anisul Haque told BBC Bangla that measures were being taken under the law to prevent anyone from being arrested or prosecuted before a police investigation into a crime.
On the question of not being granted bail, the minister said, “As much as the punishment will be bail and as much as bail will not be – we have made a provision by following that principal.” It is done all over the world. Even in this subcontinent. We are discussing the matter. When all the laws are made, but goes through a trial and error. By the way, if there is any abuse and misuse here, we are taking action on how to stop it.
The minister said he would discuss the matter with the UN Human Rights Council, adding that he was in talks with the UN Human Rights Council office. We are comparing it with the rest of the world. We are working on how to develop a check and balance system for those who are being misused or those who are being abused, and how this can be contained within the law.