Student-teacher repression day observed at RU

Student-teacher repression day observed at RU

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Rajshahi – Speakers at a discussion meeting at the Rajshahi University campus have 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 investigation to find out the culprits of the conspiracy of repression on teachers and students on those days.
The discussion meeting and reception of teachers, staffs, and students who were subjected to repression, was held in front of the university senate building on Thursday at 11.00am.
RU Vice-chancellor Prof. M Abdus Sobhan presided over the meeting while Registrar Prof. M Abdul Bari conducted it.
Addressing the meeting, Vice-chancellor of National University Professor Dr Harun-ar- Rashid, University Pro-VC Ananda Kumar Saha, local law maker Md. Ayen Uddin, Professor Malay Kumar Bhowmick of Management Studies department among others spoke on.
Earlier, to mark the ‘Students-Teachers Repression Day’ Progressive Teachers Society (PTS), a Pro-Awami teacher’s platform of the university formed a human chain in front of the senate building in the morning.
It is to be mentioned that on August 20, army personnel beat up 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.
RU VC Prof. Abdus Sobhan, former 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 to the UK Prof. Saidur Rahman Khan, seven students and two staffs were subjected to repression by law enforcers and jailed. – RU Correspondent

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