Update March 14, 2015

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Obscene film posters take over school streets in Kishoreganj

Sumel Sarker


Obscene film poster.

14 March 2015, Nirapad News: The streets of Kotiadi Degree College and Pilot Model High School in Kotiadi upazila of Kishoreganj are flooded with obscene posters of various films.

Locals alleged that such open display of provocative posters in the school area had been having a negative impact on the students, who sometimes skip classes to go to the cinema halls.

The two cinema halls in the area are reputed for screening various indecent and inappropriate films. One of them, Mukul Cinema, is showing a Bangla movie titled ‘Noshta Meye’, the poster of which has the female characters posed in obscene manners.

During a recent visit, a group of young school goers were seen glued to the posters of this movie displayed near the Bata Showroom.

Posters were also seen at upazila intersection, bus stand, college gate, old bazar and patpotti road.

These roads are regularly used by the students of nearby Pilot Model High School, Kotiadi Degree College, Kotiadi Mohila College and Adarsha Bidda Niketon High School.

Tania, a college student, said the posters are strategically displayed at places which could not be avoided. “This is embarrassing for us,” she added.

Expressing his concern, Azizul Haq, a guardian said the cinema owners prefer public places like schools, colleges and markets to paste the posters. “They are consciously targeting the young minds of the country to make them go ashtray. This needs to stop.”

Shafiqul Islam, who did not wish to name the school he teaches at, said the situation had been going on for a long time. He urged the administration take quick action against screening of such films.

When contacted, Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Kotiadi, Nazrul Islam said: “I am not aware of the issue. I will look into it and if any such movies are being shown, I will take proper action.”

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