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Hurting religious sentiment: Case dismissed against Dr Zafrullah, Naem Nizam

  • Published at 12:11 pm November 7th, 2019
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File photo of Dr Zafarullah Chowdhury Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Bangladesh Minority Janata Party acting general secretary Gautam Kumar Edbar lodged the case on Thursday

A Dhaka court has dismissed a case filed against three people, including Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury, on charges of hurting religious sentiment.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Rajesh Chowdhury passed the order on Thursday.

Two other accused were -- Bangladesh Pratidin Editor Naem Nizam and its Executive Editor Pir Habibur Rahman.

Bangladesh Minority Janata Party acting general secretary Gautam Kumar Edbar lodged the case with Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court on Thursday.

The court recorded the plaintiff's statement, but did not find any authenticity of the allegation, Advocate Subrata Bishwas, lawyer of Gautam, said.

According to the case statement, Zafrullah Chowdhury wrote a column in the daily on October 26 titled -- How Muslims learnt to eat beef.

"The writing hurt the religious sentiment of Hindu communities," it said.

Naem Nizam and Pir Habibur Rahman were made accused for publishing the column in their daily, the case statement added.

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