On June 27, students of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, including eight students’ organisations of the university published a statement demanding repeal of the Digital Security Act 2018.
Criticising the government’s role to repress different opinions of the citizens, the joint statement said that the Digital Security Act was used to take away people’s democratic rights.
The statement decried the arrests of photojournalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol, cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore and activist Didarul Islam Bhuiyan.
Demanding abolishment of the Digital Security Act, the statement said that the Act is not only a threat to the freedom of expression but also a step towards the culture of fear.
The statement also criticises the charges against university teachers and students, rights activists and even a child.
Among the eight students’ organisations of BSMRSTU, there were Bangladesh Students’ Union, Socialist Students' Front, Udichi Shilpigosthi, BSMRSTU Literary Society, Science Club, Sphulingo, Art and Literature Club and Consumer Youth Bangladesh.
New Age Youth desk
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