High Court has directed the authorities concerned to shut down the unregistered news portals within the next seven days.
A High Court bench comprising Justice Md Mujibur Rahman Mia and Justice Md Quamrul Hossain Mollah issued the directive responding to a writ petition.
Lawyers--Zarin Rahman and Rashida Chowdhury Nilu--filed the writ petition and argued on behalf of the writ.
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) chairman and the Press Council chairman have been asked to implement the directive within the next seven days.
Meanwhile, declarations of nine Bengali dailies and one English daily, published from Dhaka have been cancelled.
BDST: 1847 HRS, SEP 14, 2021