Dhaka: In a sudden move, the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has 'ordered' the shutdown of the bdnews24.com website.
A shutdown notice was emailed to mobile phone and IIG operators.
“As decided by the commission, you are directed to block the following domains at your IIG immediately:
https://www.bdnews24.com, https://m.bdnews24.com/,” the regulator said in the notice.
The order was sent by the BTRC’s Systems & Services Division Senior Assistant Director Touseef Shahriar.
No reason was shown for the order in the notice. The government has not issued a statement either.
But the BTRC’s acting Chairman Jahurul Haque later said the commission issued the notice as ordered by “government high-ups”.
Haque, however, declined to explain the reason for the shutdown “order”.
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