Govt to repeal Section 57 from ICT Act: Inu


Dhaka, November 29: The government on Wednesday decided to repeal the Section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act.

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu made the assertion while talking to reporters after a meeting at the secretariat in the afternoon.

Section 57 and other controversial sections of the ICT act would be removed as the draft of the Digital Security Act has been finalized, the newsmen were told.

Law, justice and parliamentary affairs Minister Anisul Haq, state minister for ICT Junaed Ahmed Palak, state minister for post and telecommunications Tarana Halim and secretaries of different ministries were present at the meeting.

Law minister said, “We have held the meeting to finalize the Digital Security Act. The Section 57 will be repealed.”