Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar today said the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has temporarily postponed the process of shutting down unregistered
"The BTRC started the process of shutting down unregistered news portals following its list as Tuesday was the last day for closing the portals as per the High Court order. But as there are some errors in the list, the process has temporarily been suspended," he told journalists.
On September 14, the High Court ordered authorities concerned to shutdown all the unregistered online news portals in the country.
A HC division bench comprising Justice Md Mozibur Rahman Miah and Justice Md Kamrul Hossain Mollah passed the order after holding a hearing on a supplementary plea filed in the regard.
The court asked the BTRC Chairman and Bangladesh Press Council (BPC) Chairman to execute the order within seven days of getting the copy of the order.