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Memo protesting attacks on DU teachers

Update : 30 Dec 2013, 07:25 PM

BNP-backed White panel teachers of Dhaka University submitted a memorandum to the university’s vice-chancellor yesterday, criticising the “unprovoked” attacks made on teachers and demanding the dismissal of the officer-in-charge of Shahbag police station.

A group of teachers, led by former Pro-VC AFM Yousuf Haidar and Secretary General of Dhaka University Teachers Association Dr Mamun Ahmed, met with VC AAMS Arefin Siddique and submitted the memorandum.

The teachers alleged that they had been attacked without provocation by the activists of Awami League while attending a rally at the National Press Club on Sunday.

They also said police officials on duty, led by Shahabag police station’s officer-in-charge Shirajul Islam, did nothing to stop the attackers

and even used expletives while deterring them from going to Paltan to join the opposition’s “March for Democracy”.

“It was a totally unprovoked attack and we demand punishment of those involved. We will form a human chain on January 1 protesting the incident,” said Dr Mamun Ahmed.

On Sunday, around six teachers were injured after they came under attack from some activists of Muktijoddha Projonmo League at the Press Club.

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