Actions will be taken against authors and publishers if found they are selling books that hurt religious sentiments in the Ekushey book fair, Dhaka police chief today said.
“It is firstly the responsibility of the authors, and then the publishers to review whether their books hurt anyone’s religious sentiment,” Dhaka Metropolitan Police chief Asaduzzaman Miah said.
Actions will be taken under criminal code and ICT Act against the authors and publishers for publishing books hurting religious sentiments, inciting communal conflicts, he warned.
The DMP boss came up with the warning while briefing reporters on security measures taken for month-long Ekushey Book Fair beginning tomorrow at Bangla Academy and Suhrawardy Udyan.
Action will be taken against authors and publishers if found they are selling books that hurt religious sentiments in the Ekushey book fair, Dhaka Metropolitan Police chief Asaduzzaman Miah says while visiting the spot of Ekushey Book Fair at Bangla Academy and Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka. Photo: Jamil Khan
Special Branch (SB), detectives, and Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit will also remain watchful of the influx of books hurting people’s religious sentiment, he said.
Police also may use suo moto power to actions against such books. “It is a cognisable offence,” he said.
Source: Daily Star, Dhaka, Bangladesh