DUTA wants home minister’s resignation, students burn effigy

DUTA wants home minister’s resignation, students burn effigy

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The Dhaka University Teachers Association (DUTA) on Tuesday demanded resignation of home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal for his failure to stop repeated killings and controversial remarks over the murder of Jagriti Prakashani Publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan.
The demands were voiced from a Human chain organised at the Oparajeyea Bangla on the DU campus in the morning.
Speaking at the human chain, DUTA president professor Farid Uddin Ahmed urged Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal to resign from the ministry for his repeated remarks which claim that the publisher murder is an isolated incident.
“It is clear that you (Kamal) have failed to arrest anyone yet over the murder so you should leave the ministry if you have due respect for the people of Bangladesh as well as our independence, otherwise we will demand your resignation”, professor Farid said.In his speech, DUTA general secretary professor Maksud Kamal also demanded resignation of home minister.
Among others, former VC of JnU professor Anwar Hossain, Professor Shafiul Alam Bhuyan, Professor Abdul Aziz, and Professor Abul Mansur Ahmed were present.
Meanwhile, four leftist student organizations -Chhatra Federation, Chhatra Oikko Forum, Socialist student front, Chhatri Moitri brunt the effigy of Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal and demanded his immediate resignation. They also brought out a procession on DU campus.
The general students of Dhaka University formed a human chain in front of Social Science Faculty building in protest against the murder of publisher Dipon who was also a former student of DU economics department.
They called upon the law enforcer agencies to find out the perpetrators as soon as possible. The students brought out a silent procession wearing black badge on their mouths.
Speaking at the human chain, DU economics department professor M M Akash said that the coutry is going back into age of darkness and that is the reason why free thinkers people are being killed one by another.
“We don’t want to depend on state anymore but all should come forward to face others’ crisis” he lamented.
On Saturday Jagriti Prakashani Publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan was hacked to death in the capital’s Aziz Supermarket.
He was killed a few hours after three bloggers and writers, including Shuddhashar Prokashani Publisher Ahmedur Rashid Tutul, were hacked in the capital’’s Lalmatia area on Saturday afternoon. – Staff Reporter

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