Dhaka University Professor Emeritus Dr Anisuzzaman said he was threatened with death for his support to bloggers.
“The threat was not only against me it is also against democracy, freedom and civilization,” said Anisuzzaman yesterday.
Anisuzzaman was talking to this correspondent on Bangla Academy premises in the capital.
The former DU Bangla Department professor and also a noted secular writer Anisuzzaman received the death threat on his mobile phone through a text message on Tuesday. On the same day, he filed a general diary with the Gulshan police station.
The threat came after a platform of secular persoanlities including Prof Anisuzzaman, issued a statement seeking exemplary punishment for the killers of publishers and bloggers.
Anisuzzaman told the Dhaka Tribune: “Those who killed bloggers, writers and publishers, have also threatened me.
“They may kill me. Those involved in such activities are going in a wrong direction,” he said, adding that those groups had taken the law into their own hands.
He asked those who threatened him to counter their thoughts with write-up and logic, not through killing people.
Higher police officials have already visited his residence, Anisuzzaman said adding that the law enforcers’ immediate response is satisfactory.
When contacted, DMP Deputy Commissioner (Public Relations) Muntasirul Islam told the Dhaka tribune that they have deployed police in front of his house.