of the People's Republic of Bangladesh ensured freedom of
speech and expression. In the article 39 (1, 2) of chapter-3
of this constitution these have been stated: 0000000
39 (1) Freedom of thought and conscience
is guaranteed. Freedom of thought and conscience, and of speech
39 (2) Subject to any reasonable restrictions
imposed by law in the interests of the security of the State,
friendly relations with foreign states, public order, decency
or morality, or in relation to contempt of court, defamation
or incitement to an offense -
(1) All existing law inconsistent with the provisions
of this Part shall, to the extent of such inconsistency,
become void on the commencement of this Constitution. Laws
inconsistent with fundamental rights to be void.
26 (2) The State shall not make any law
inconsistent with any provisions of this Part, and any law
so made shall, to the extent of such inconsistency, be void.
26 (3) Nothing in this article shall apply
to any amendment of this Constitution made under article
27 All citizens are equal before law and are entitled
to equal protection of law. - Equality before law
28 (1) The State shall not discriminate
against any citizen on grounds only of religion, race, caste,
sex or place of birth. Discrimination on grounds of religion'
28 (2) Women shall have equal rights with
men in all spheres of the State and of public life.
28 (3) No citizen shall, on grounds only
of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth be subjected
to any disability, liability, restriction or condition with
regard to access to any place of public entertainment or
resort, or admission to any educational institution.
28 (4) Nothing in this article shall prevent
the State from making special provision in favor of women
or children or for the advancement of any backward section
* clause (3) was added by the Constitution (Second Amendment)
Act, 1973 (Act XXIV of 1973),s.2.