Islamic University, Dec 17 (UNB) – The Islamic University (IU) teacher who filed a general diary (GD) against Jatiya Oikyafront chief Dr Kamal Hossain for his sharp reaction to a reporter in the capital has reportedly received death threat over his mobile phone.
Unknown persons from home and abroad called Mostafizur Rahman alias Mithun Mostafiz, a lecturer of IU Folklore Studies department and acting editor of the Daily Bangladesh Shomoy, over his mobile phone soon after he lodged the GD with IU Police Station on Friday night when callers threatened to kill him, said pro-Awami League teacher panel Shapla Forum on Monday.
A general diary over the death threat was also filed with the police station.
In a written statement, the Shapla Forum expressed grave concern over the death threat and urged the government to take necessary steps against the culprits after identifying them.
On Friday night, Mostafizur Rahman filed the general diary with Islamic University Police Station, few hours after Kamal got angry at a journalist in Dhaka following his question over the Front’s position on Jamaat-e-Islami.
Islamic University, Dec 17 (UNB) - Islamic University Journalists Association (IUJA) has condemned the attack on three journalists of Dhaka University.
A press release signed by IUJA president Abdullah Al-Faruk and its general secretary M Emran Shuvro was issued in this regard on Monday morning.
In the statement, IUJA demanded immediate punishment of the attackers who beat the journalists indiscriminately.
Such kind of crimes will happen repeatedly if the culprits are not brought to book, the release added.
Earlier on Saturday night, a group of Bangladesh Chhatra League activists of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) unit carried out an attacked on Mehedi Hasan of Kaler Kantho, Kabir Kanon of Daily Ittefaq and Muntasir Zihad of Dainik Janakantha.
The journalists came under the attack when they went to Sher-e-Bangla Hall after being informed that a student of Pharmacy department of DU was picked up and being confined at the dorm by some BUET students.
Shahjalal University (Sylhet), Dec 15 (UNB) – Authorities of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology on Saturday dismissed a university teacher for sexually harassing a female student.
The accused teacher is Plabon Chandra Saha of Economics department.
The decision was taken at the 211th syndicate meeting of the university, said an official, wising anonymity.
Besides, the meeting also decided not to give promotion to Associate Professor Mohammad Masud Sarker of Political Studies department in the next four years for signature forgery.
At the syndicate meeting on October 15, the SUST authorities suspended Plaban, assistant proctor and assistant professor of the department, from the administrative duties on the charge.
Wishing anonymity, several syndicate members confirmed the development.
Islamic University, Dec 15 (UNB) – A 14-day-long winter vacation of Islamic University in Kushtia will begin on December 29.
The academic and administrative activities of the university will remain closed from December 29 to January 9, said a press release issued by Rajibul Islam Kanok, assistant director of IU Information, Publication and Public Relations Office on Saturday.
The residential dormitories of the university will remain closed from December 28 to January 11, the release added.
Islamic University, Dec 15 (UNB) – The students of Islamic History and Culture department of Islamic University in Kushtia on Saturday formed a human chain protesting an attack on the department’s Professor M Emtaz Hossain on Wednesday.
Around 500 students of the department formed the human chain in front of Mrittunjoye Mujib in the campus around 11:00 am.
On December 12, three people led by deputy registrar of the university Manjar-e-Alam Miru went to the residence of Professor Emtaz Hossain in the campus and assaulted him, leaving him injured.
Later, the professor filed a case with IU Police Station accusing the university official.
Following the incident, the university authorities suspended the deputy registrar on that day.
On December 13, the university authorities formed a three-member probe body, headed by the chairman of Tourism and Hospitality Management department Professor M Mahbubul Arefin, to investigate into the matter.
While addressing the human chain, the students condemned the incident and demanded Manzar-e-Alam Miru’s permanent expulsion from the university.
The students, later, submitted a four-point memorandum to Vice-chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari seeking immediate arrest of the attackers, permanent expulsion of Miru, restriction on the entry of outsiders to the campus as well as to take necessary steps as any more teacher to be assaulted in the future.