Viral on social media: Aspiya seeks PM's intervention for her job in police
Aspiya Islam Kajal, whose recruitment as a police constable is stuck up by a regulation, has sought the intervention of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Though Aspiya successfully went through all tests needed for a trainee constable, she can’t join as her family landless and has no permanent address. A permanent address of the candidate is needed to get a job in police department as per the regulation. Kajal's mother Jharna Begum said, "I have raised my daughter with a lot of effort, but she is not getting the job as we are landless here.” “Now we are seeking help from the Prime Minister as citizens of the country,” the mother said. “Give my daughter the job anyway,” she cried. Barishal Range DIG SM Akhtaruzzaman also hoped that she might soon get the job if higher authority intervenes. However, Range DIG SM Akhtaruzzaman did not give any official statement on the issue of Aspiya’s requirement as he was not in-charge of the recruitment. He said the recruits for the post of trainee recruit constables are under the police superintendent of the district. The DIG later gave a status on his Facebook profile on Thursday (Dec 9) afternoon when the issue of Aspiya came into discussion through social and mass media. In that post, SM Akhtaruzzaman mentioned a report regarding Aspiya’s problem of not getting a job in the police due to lack of land. He said the issue has gone viral on social media and the tide is on Aspiya’s side but those who are aware of the provisions of government service are not able to take her side. Thanking the people who brought the issue of Aspiya on social media, he said that he would be very happy if the girl gets the job. READ: Viral video: 1 held in Joypurhat for torturing child Aspiya said, “ I have passed every exam on my own merits. But only because we don’t own a land can’t I have the job. It has been said in the recruitment circular that qualified persons will be appointed. I have passed all the exams based on merit. Then why not give me the job? She said the prime minister is working to establish a developed Bangladesh. “I don't think it is right that the deserving people will not get job only because of not owning a piece of land. I am seeking PM's intervention in the process,” she said. According to her national identity card (NID) Aspiya Islam Kajal, is a resident of Matabbar Bari of Khunna Gobindpur village in Boro Jalia union of Hijla upazila of Barishal district. According to the locals, Aspiya’s father came from Charfason of Bhola district 25-30 years ago and started living in Hijla upazila. He had a business. Jhantu Bepari, a Union Parishad member of Ward-3 of Boro Jalia union, said, "I have known Aspiya since her childhood. Her father was an honest man. But 5-6 years ago, he died of a stroke. After that the family became helpless.” He said, "Aspiya’s father Shafiqul talked to me and decided to buy land in this area to build a house. We even liked the land. But all of a sudden, he died." Jhantu Bepari further said that considering the humanitarian aspect, Aspiya should be given the job. After all, she is a citizen of this country. READ: Photos of teacher with student’s baby on lap at classroom go viral, sparks online debate The police headquarters in Barishal district on September 10 issued a notification for the post of Trainee Recruit Constable (TRC). In that notification, it was mentioned that 6 women and 41 men would be taken from Barishal district for TRC posts. According to the notification, Aspiya Islam applied from Hijla. She passed all the stages of the physical fitness test and written test. But on Wednesday (Dec 8), during police verification, Hijla Police Station SI Mohammad Abbas submitted a report stating that Aspiya did not have permanent address in Barisal district.
Photos of teacher with student’s baby on lap at classroom go viral, sparks online debate
Some exceptional photos of a school teacher teaching in a classroom with a baby on his lap have recently gone viral on social media and sparked debate. The incident took place at the Chinair Anjuman Ara High School in Brahmanbaria Sadar upazila where English teacher Pankaj Madhu was seen taking lessons holding a five-month old child of a student on his lap. Talking to the UNB correspondent, teacher Pankaj said a class IX student of the school was married off during the closure of the educational institutions due to the Covid pandemic. Also read: Viral: Woman tortured for failing to pay interest on loan “When the school reopened after the long closure we noticed the girl was absent. Later, we took initiative to bring back the dropped out student to school,” said Pankaj. “We came to know that the student was married off and gave birth to a child when we went to visit her house and requested her family to send her back to school,” he said. On Sunday, the girl came to her school with her child. “As the school girl was facing problem to attend the class, I took the baby on my lap and started teaching. I had no intention to make the photos viral,” said the teacher. Many people on social media appreciated the teacher for helping the student by holding her child while some expressed concerned over the baby’s health and hygiene issue. Many raised questions blaming the mother for taking her child to classroom. Contacted, headmaster of the school Mosharref Hossain refused to make any comment over the issue. Also read: Audio clip of Kurigram DC, journo Ariful goes viral Upazila Education officer Jiban Bhattachariya said the student should not take the child to school as the government did not make school attendance compulsory.
Cumilla councillor gives Covid shots, sparks row
A controversy has erupted after photos of a ward councillor in Cumilla city administering Covid jabs have gone viral on social media. Nadia Nasrin, the councillor representing wards 4, 5 & 6, has been accused of giving Moderna vaccine doses to 125 people on Thursday, without any authorisation from the health authorities. Also read: Madrasa teacher arrested after video of beating student goes viral Sources told UNB the health authorities, on August 9, suspended the vaccination drive at Harun Government Primary School in ward number 6 owing to some issues. That very day, mayor Monirul Haque Sakku told the media that the remaining 125 Covid vaccine doses were kept in his custody. Three days later, the viral photos triggered the "illegal vaccine drive" controversy. When contacted, Cumilla district civil surgeon Mir Mobarok Hossain said that a councillor can’t administer vaccine doses to people. "The city corporation authorities will need to respond to the allegations." Also read: Khulna man gets 2 doses of vaccine in one minute However, Nadia claimed that she's a certified vaccine pusher.
Viral: Woman tortured for failing to pay interest on loan
A video went viral in social media platforms Wednesday, of a woman tied against a tree and getting verbally as well as physically assaulted. One of the few pieces of information that could be gleaned was that the video was shot in Chakaria, one of the upazilas within the district of Cox's Bazar.
Kuet students’ in Arabian attire; University authorities ‘embarrassed’
Some photos of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (Kuet) students wearing Arabian attire that went viral on social media recently put the university authorities in an ‘embarrassing’ situation, said the authorities.