Life term jail, Tk 1 cr compensation for demeaning Liberation War, Bangabandhu

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Dhaka, August 22: The cabinet on Monday approved a draft law with a provision of life term imprisonment and Tk 1 crore compensation for demeaning Liberation War or Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The approval came from the regular weekly cabinet meeting held at the Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

After the meeting, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam explain the decision of the meeting. “The new law is being formulated to check cyber crimes.”

The cabinet secretary told journalists that as per the proposed law, if anybody conducts propaganda against the War of Liberation and its spirit, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman or the Liberation War issues, which have already been already settled by court, through electronic media, he or she will suffer maximum life-term jail and minimum three years’ imprisonment and the highest Tk one crore fine or both.