Students-Teachers Repression Day’ observed at RU

Students-Teachers Repression Day’ observed at RU

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Rajshahi-Speakers urged the government to withdraw the cases filed by law agencies over the incident of August 20 to 23 in 2007 against teachers-students-officials of the Rajshahi University (RU). They also demanded an intensive investigation to find out the culprits beyond the conspiracy of repression on teachers and students on those days.
RU teachers expressed these in a discussion meeting the reception of teachers, staffs, and students those were repressed then, at the university senate building on Wednesday at 11.00am.
RU vice chancellor Prof. Muhammed Mizan Uddin preside the meeting while Registrar Prof. Entajul Haque conducted it.
Addressing the meeting, Pro-VC Prof. Chaowdhury Sarwar Jahan, local law maker Md. Ayen Uddin, former Director General (DG) of Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB) Prof. Dulal Chandra Biswas and Chief-Deputy Information Officer of RU Sadequl Islam, among others spoke on.
Treasurer Prof. Sayen Uddin made his welcome speech at the meeting. Meanwhile, to mark the ‘Students-Teachers Repression Day’ Progressive Teachers Society (PTS), a Pro-Awami teacher’s platform of the university organised a human chain programme at the Paris road today morning.
It is mentionable that on August 20, 2007, army personnel beat three Dhaka University (DU) students and insulted a teacher on the DU gymnasium playground during a football match. The incident sparked protests and clashes between police and students, spreading from DU to the rest of the country’s educational institutions.
On August 22, 2007, during the clashes at RU campus, a rickshaw-puller was killed, around 200 people were injured, vehicles were torched and properties, including the vice-chancellor’s residence, were damaged.
Then former RU VC Prof. Abdus Sobhan, present Pro VC Prof. Chowdhury Sarwar Jahan, Prof. Malay Bhowmick, Prof. Golam Sabbir Sattar, Dr. Selim Reza Neuton, Prof. Abdullah AL Mamun, Prof. Dulal Chandra Biswas, former Bangladesh high commissioner in the UK Prof. Saidur Rahman Khan, seven students and two stuffs were repressed by law enforcers and jailed.-RU Correspondent

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