Remove photos of Mithila-Fahmi, Rumpa from online platforms: HC

Sun Online Desk

8th December, 2019 07:03:10 printer

Remove photos of Mithila-Fahmi, Rumpa from online platforms: HC

The High Court (HC) has asked the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to remove intimate and personal photos of actress Rafiat Rashid Mithila and film director Ahmed Fahmi from Facebook and different online news portals soon.

The court also instructed the BTRC to remove all personal photos of a student of Stamford University named Rubaiyaet Sharmin Rumpa, whose body was found on Dhaka’s street on Wednesday night.

The HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order after hearing on a petition regarding the leaked photos.

Barrister Tasnim Mridu filed a writ petition on Thursday challenging the legality of not removing all the intimate photographs of Mithila and Fahmi from Facebook, internet and online news portals.  

Information technology secretary, home secretary, BTRC officials and other concerned were made respondents in the petition. 

At the beginning of November, a good number of personal photos of  Mithila with Fahmi went viral on social networking sites.

Different online portals also published news posting those intimate photos of Mithila and Fahmi.