DSA only to tackle cyber crimes: Anisul


Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq on Monday said the government has formulated Digital Security Act (DSA) only to tackle cyber crimes, reports BSS.

“The act was not formulated to curb the freedom of speech or the freedom of press. It was formulated only to tackle cyber crimes,” he told newsmen after coming out of his meeting with European Union (EU) Special Representative for Human Rights Eamon Gilmore this afternoon.

Gimore was leading a five-member delegation, as they called on to Anisul at his Gulshan residence.

While talking about the imprisonment of BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia, the law minister said she was convicted by court in two graft cases and the government has nothing to do with this, adding, “Government has no role to play here to release her or keeping her confined.”

Anisul informed the EU envoy about the current status of Nusrat murder trial, saying even the Prime Minister has given special emphasis on this trial.

“Government wants to complete the trial within shortest possible time through following the appropriate steps,” he added.

The law minister said they have also discussed matters like Bepza Act, children rights act, Rohingya and alleged extrajudicial killings.