Protest Mainul's remarks, PM tells female journos

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22 October, 2018 17:13 PM

Protest Mainul's remarks, PM tells female journos

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. File photo

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the female journalists to protest Barrister Mainul Hosein's "abusive remarks" on journalist Masuda Bhatti.

She made the call while replying to a query of a female journalist during today's press briefing.

She said: "He[Mainul] floated a political party jointly with the killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman just after his assassination. So, we cannot expect him to behave politely. "

"I would suggest the female journalists filing a defamation case against Barrister Mainul and we will see the matter afterward," she added.

Addressing the female journalists present during the press meet, she further said: "You all should protest this. You must protest. "

Referring to Mainul's presence at a programme of Chhatra Shibir, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, the PM further said: "Masuda asked a normal question and that was not a crime. He joined the programme of Shibir, so what else can one ask?"

Barrister Mainul Hosein faced a lawsuit for hurling abusive words at journalist Masuda Bhatti and terming her “characterless” at a television talk show on October 16.

Fifty-five eminent editors and senior journalists have called upon Barrister Mainul Hosein to apologise publicly for his remarks on the female journalist.