HC wants to know why indecent words on Coca Cola bottles
The High Court has issued rule asking to know why indecent words like Jatil, Charam, Matha Nashta are being used on the labels of bottles of soft drinks Coca Cola. The court also wanted to know why action will not be taken against Coca-Cola for publishing such advertisement.
The High Court bench of Justice SRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader issued the rule on Thursday.
Ten defendants including Information Secretary, Industries Secretary, Cultural Secretary, Education Secretary, Home Secretary, Director General of Bangla Academy, Inspector General of Police and International Beverages Private Limited were asked to answer the rule within four weeks.
Lawyer Md. Moniruzzaman took part in the hearing for the writ petition. Tanjib Ul Alam represented Coca-Cola company. Lawyers Ershadul Alam accompanied him. Assistant Attorney General M Saiful Islam stood for the state.
On February 27 Supreme Court lawyer Md. Moniruzzaman filed a writ petition with the High Court expressing objection for using different words like- Jatil, Charam, Matha Nashta, Babu, Dhila, Fapor, Jaan, Guti, Gap, Agun, Kora, Asthir, Paat, Pera, Bepok, Ja ta on the labels of the bottles of Coca-Cola. After hearing the petition the High Court issued rule on Thursday.
In this regard lawyer Moniruzzaman said, using those words are objectionable. Because the children are going to the shops and saying ‘give me a pera’, or ‘give me a matha mashta’. These are creating negative impacts.