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HC rule on ‘distorted words’ in Coca-Cola ads

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The High Court on Thursday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why directives should not be given for taking legal action against beverage company Coca-Cola for using offensive/distorted Bangla words in its advertisement.

The High Court on Thursday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why directives should not be given for taking legal action against beverage company Coca-Cola for using offensive/distorted Bangla words in its advertisement.

The HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader issued the rule following a writ petition filed by Supreme Court lawyer Chandan Chandra Sarkar on February 27, seeking a restriction on the use of the offensive words in Coca-Cola’s advertisement.

The bench issued another rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why the use of offensive words in the advertisement should not be declared illegal.

In the petition filed on February 27, Moniruzzaman challenged the legality of using “disputed” words like “Fapor”, “Para”, “MathaNasto”, “Ghutibaj”, “Jinish” and “Asthir” in the advertisements of Coca-Cola in Bangladesh.

The advertisements of Coca Cola were published and broadcast on both the print and electronic media, the lawyer said in the petition.

 

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