4:34 pm - Friday October 18, 0171

Writ to ban Indian satellite channels

A writ petition has been filed to stop transmission of Indian satellite television channels in Bangladesh. Supreme Court lawyer Shaheen Ara Laili lodged the petition today.

high courtThe writ named the Information Ministry as one of the respondents.

The petitioner’s lawyer Eklas Uddin Bhuiyan on Sunday sent notice to information minister, secretary to the information ministry, and chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, saying that if they did not stop the Indian TV channels in Bangladesh within 24 hours he would file a petition for greater welfare.