Secretaries of law and information ministries have been made respondents in the writ
A writ petition has been filed with High Court seeking an order for declaring four sections – 25, 28, 29 and 31 – of the Digital Security Act 2018 as illegal.
The reports on this issue published in different national and international mass media including Washington Post, Voice of America Bangla, and The Daily Star were mentioned in the writ petition.
Supreme Court lawyer Shishir Munir on Sunday filed the writ on behalf of eight Dhaka University teachers and journalists.
Shishir told journalists the writ may be heard in a High Court bench this week.
Secretaries of Law and Information ministries are made respondents in the writ.
Shishir Munir said the 25, 28, 29 and 31 sections of Digital Security Act 2018 thwart the fundamental right to expression.
"It is the established term by court that the definition of an offence has to be specified. But in these sections, the definition of the offence is not clear. As a result, any citizen or person can be harassed by abusing these provisions," said Shishir.