Legal notice served to arrest Sultana Kamal

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Dhaka, June 18: A Supreme Court lawyer on Sunday has served a legal notice to the authorities concerned, seeking arrest of human rights activist Sultana Kamal on the charge of hurting religious sentiment.

The lawyer, SM Zulfikar Ali Zunu, served the notice to the home secretary, inspector general of police and chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Sunday.

The notice demands that Sultana Kamal be arrested within seven days or action be taken against her as per the provision of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).

Despite being an eminent citizen in the country, she has left an irresponsible and derogatory comment about mosque on a private TV talk show. She said, “If any statue is not in the country then mosques should not be in the country.”

At the talk show in question, in response to Hefazat leader Mufti Shakawat Hossain’s statement that no religious structures should be on the Supreme Court premises, Sultana Kamal said: “Then no mosques should be on the premises either.”