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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 8980 of 2011
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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 8980 of 2011

Date of filing: 2011/10/23


Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA)


  1. Secretary, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs
  2. Chairman, Law Commission
  3. Secretary, Ministry of Science and Information Technology
  4. Secretary, Ministry of Information
  5. Secretary, Ministry of Post and Telecommunication
  6. Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  7. Secretary, Ministry of Social Welfare
  8. Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs
  9. Secretary, Ministry of Woman and Children Affairs
  10. Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports
  11. Inspector General of Police, Police Head Quarter


A petition was filed against the increasing circulation of women and child pornography in the community, and the recording of such pornographic materials and publishing through the internet- either by young couples who record voluntarily, or by criminals who record through fraud or coercion.


Date: 16/11/2011


The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why they should not be directed to take immediate short term and long term steps to prevent the abuse of information technology, which is being used to spread pornographic materials among the people of different ages and classes through websites, mobile phones, VCD, CD, printed magazines etc. and for the protection of private lives of people residing in Bangladesh.


Mr. Justice Mohammad Bazlur Rahman
Mr. Justice Md. Moinul Islam Chowdhury

Area of law

Women’s Rights



Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 32, 43,102(1) and 102(2)(a)(i)

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