Teachers protest attacks on quota reform activists

Tanvir Ahamed Shawon, Staff Reporter, Dhaka Office: Alltimenews.com:- Prof. Sirajul Islam Chowdhury on Sunday said the assault on quota reformists is ‘shameful’ and ‘unbelievable’. The emeritus professor made the observation while addressing a protest march held at Central Shaheed Minar within the city.

The instructors of various public and private universities underneath the banner of ‘Teachers in opposition to repression’ delivered out the march worrying punishment to the ones concerned in the assault on the quota reformists and release of the activists of quota reform motion who’ve been implicated in ‘false’ cases.

The protesting instructors paraded street stretch from the primary library of Dhaka University to Central Shaheed Minar around eleven:50 am.

More than 30 instructors from Dhaka University (DU), Jahangirnagar University (JU), Jagannath University, University of Liberal Arts (ULAB), Stamford University, and Independent University took part inside the march.

Addressing the march Prof Sirajul Islam Chowdhury said “The attack on quota reformists should now not be conventional in anyway.

They have a logical demand and it’s a famous one also. Government also regular college students’ demand. But currently, the quota reformists were assaulted through some humans across the united states of america while staging their scheduled programme.”
“These styles of assaults in no way happened in our united states of america, even in Pakistani and British length. It’s incredible and unbelievable. In an unbiased united states of america we will’t think of those types of assaults. We condemn these attacks and demand the assaulters’ punishment,” he added.

Criticising the function of DU management, Prof Asif Nazrul of Law Department stated, “We noticed in often that the university administration and instructors affiliation supported students in any logical motion. But in the course of quota movement they didn’t deliver any help to the scholars. Even they didn’t try to help the injured students.”

Conducted through DU International Relations Associate Prof Tanzimuddin Khan, DU former Prof Akmal Hussain, Development Studies Department Prof Kazi Maruful Islam, and English Department Associate Prof Tasneem Siraj Mahboob also addressed the rally.

The instructors additionally located their 5-point demand which turned into examine out by means of Geeti Ara Nasrin, a professor of DU Mass Communication and Journalism Department.

The needs are – to make sure punishment of all attackers, withdrawal of false case towards college students, to endure the remedy cost of injured protesters by the government, to ensure punishment of the men who stressed a girl protester and to publish gazette notification of quota reform.