A Supreme Court lawyer on Thursday filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking its directives on the government to stop telecasting three Indian TV channels-- Star Jalsa, Star Plus and Zee Bangla--in Bangladesh within a week.
The writ petition, filed by Advocate Syeda Sahin Ara Laili, also sought a HC rule upon the government to explain why it should not be directed to stop broadcasting all Indian television channels in Bangladesh.
Ekhlas Uddin Bhuiyan, the petitioner’s lawyer, said India doesn’t allow operation of any Bangladeshi television channels there. But uncontrolled broadcast of Indian television channels in Bangladesh is leaving adverse impact on our culture and society.
A number of young girls reportedly committed suicide having failed to buy “Pakhi” dress, a dress named after the actress of a drama serial-- Bojhena Se Bojhena-- aired in Indian TV channel Star Jalsa,
Information Ministry, Information Secretary and Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission were made respondents in the petition.
Earlier on August 3, Ekhlas Uddin served a legal notice on the government seeking directives within 24 hours to stop operation of Indian television channels in Bangladesh.