government has banned the Hindi-dubbed Japanese cartoon series Doraemon, fearing
that continuing telecast of the cartoon would change the mother tongue of
children in Bangladesh, Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu told Parliament
The minister said this in reply to a question from treasury
bench member Hafiz Uddin Ahmed during the question-answer session.
government doesn’t want children’s educational atmosphere to get vitiated due to
the telecast of Doraemon. The government has already issued notices directing to
stop the telecast of unapproved foreign satellite television channels like
Disney, Disney XD and Pogo. So, the airing of the children’s favourite cartoon
Doraemon has been banned.”
The House sitting resumed at 4:30pm with
Deputy Speaker Shawkat Ali in the chair.
Reading out a notice of public
importance in parliament on Feb 3, ruling Awami League lawmaker Shahriar Alam
had demanded immediate ban on airing of the cartoon Doraemon in the country. He
had said television stations should air foreign cartoons after dubbing them in
Apprehending negative effect of the cartoon, the MP of Rajshahi’s
Charghat constituency observed that this type of cartoons might change the
mother tongue in the future. He mentioned Doraemon serial only taught about
telling lies and speaking Hindi.
He said the cartoon serials should teach
the children about the moral and religious values and motivate them for