A writ petition has been filed with the High Court on Wednesday seeking ban on short video and social media platforms like- TikTok, Likee and Bigo Live.
Supreme Court lawyer JR Khan Robin filed the petition before a virtual High Court bench, Somoy TV reports.
In the petition, the home secretary, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) chairman, Post and Telecommunications secretary have been made respondents.
Earlier on 8 October, lawyer J R Khan Robin sent a legal notice to the home secretary, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) chairmen and other related concerns, seeking necessary action within 15 days against the use of these popular websites.
Today (30 December) the petition was filed following no action by the concerned offices.
"These apps are misguiding the young generation by impairing their morality, social norms and mutual respect," J R Khan Robin said, adding that teenagers are getting involved in criminal activities in order to gain popularity.
"Apps like Bigo Live – that encourage youngsters to embezzle large sums of money through mobile banking – have been banned in India, Pakistan and Indonesia considering its adverse effects on society."
The notice stated that these short video contents carry wrong messages to the new generation instead of providing anything enlightening or noble.