The Minister of Justice Mohamed Ali Sabry has stated that the Prohibition of Obscene Publications Bill was published in a gazette notification due to an error and that the gazette notification will be removed with the utmost humility.
“We are dealing with the law and obscene expression. It had now been gazetted at by mistake. Some parts of that law are very serious. The punishments meted out are very high. In addition, the rights of some creators and publishers may be violated.
Civil society organizations, lawyers and various politicians have told me about it. We accepted them with the utmost humility. Accordingly, we hope to remove that gazette notification and present a law that suits the country by listening to civil society. Our Secretary issued a press release on this. Accordingly, we hope to do all that with the support of the people. ”
Minister Ali Sabry stated this addressing a function held in Gampaha yesterday (29).