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Women journalists demand public apology from Mainul Husein
Women journalists on Thursday demanded public apology from former army-backed interim government adviser Mainul Husein for making ‘defamatory remarks’ on journalist Masuda Bhatti on a television talk show.
At a press conference at the National Press Club, Bangladesh Nari Sangbadik Kendra raised the demand, saying that they would otherwise take legal action against Mainul, also an organiser of the recently floated Jatiya Oikya Front.
Bangladesh Nari Sangbadik Kendra president Nasimun Ara Haque Minu said that female journalists would disclose the names who were really ‘characterless’.
Attending a separate programme in the city, state minister for women and children affairs Meher Afroz Chumki urged the women society to boycott Mainul Husein for saying Masuda Bhatti ‘debauchee’.
Earlier on Wednesday in a release Mainul Husein said that he raised question about journalistic character of Masuda Bhatti in Tuesday’s television programme.
He said that in the show, Masuda asked him that he attended meetings of Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Front as a Jamaat-e-Islami representative.
Later, he raised question about her journalistic character and there was no relation of the comment with her personal character.