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DRMC students: Teachers threaten to issue TCs against protesters

  • Published at 10:02 am August 2nd, 2018
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Students blocked Shahbag intersection of the city, affecting public transportation on WednesdayMehedi Hasan Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Allegedly, 43 school and college section students were assaulted and threatened by their teachers on Wednesday afternoon

The teachers of Dhaka Residential Model College (DRMC) have reportedly threatened to issue Transfer Certificates (TCs)for its students that participate in ongoing movement for two college students killed in a road accident in Dhaka.

According to DRMC sources, around 43 school and college section students, of Fazlul Haque House, who participated in the movement, were assaulted and threatened by their teachers on Wednesday afternoon.

Speaking to the correspondent, a class-nine student of the science division said, on condition of anonymity: “The students were asked to form a queue in front of the school auditorium; teachers threatened to issue TCs against them if they participate in the movement again.

“During that time, Assistant Professor Mohammad Omar Faruk assaulted a student physically —and threatened to call other students’ parents the next day.” 

However, the DRMC authorities denied these allegations.

When contacted, Islamic Education teacher Omar Faruk denied any knowledge about the DRMC student involvement in the ongoing movement. 

“This is a baseless allegation. I am a morning shift teacher, and I do not know anything about the involvement of our students with this movement,” Omar told the Dhaka Tribune. 

Meanwhile, DRMC Vice-Principle (day shift-senior section) Md Monzurul Haque said the educational institution did not decide on issuing TCs.

“There is no reason to give TCs. The students have just been warned not to create any chaos. The college will remain closed tomorrow [Thursday] following the government order—and somebody is running propaganda due to misunderstanding,” he told the Dhaka Tribune. 

Meanwhile, there are reports that DRMC authorities called 47 to the auditorium, around 9pm on Wednesday, and asked them to leave the hostel. 

The students then left their dorms, at night, and sought accommodation with their friends and relatives— a number of DRMC students told the Dhaka Tribune.

Insiders confirmed that the above-mentioned students were not given TCs, but were told to leave their dorms and warned not to take part in future protests.