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DU observes 'Black Day'

2021-08-24 06:47:54 BdST

2023-09-25 15:12:43 BdST

Published: 2021-08-24 06:47:54 BdST


DU Live: The authorities of Dhaka University (DU) have observed the 'Black Day' on a limited scale due to the Covid-19 pandemic in memory of the ‘inhuman, sad and condemnable’ attack on teachers and students of the university.

Teachers, students, officials, and employees of the university wore black badges marking the day. Besides, a discussion was held at Abdul Matin Chowdhury's virtual classroom of the university with the university Vice-chancellor Professor Md Akhtaruzzaman in the chair.

While addressing the discussion, DU VC Dr. Akhtaruzzaman said some wrongdoers of a national institution wanted to misuse their power in an undemocratic way through intimidation and terrorist activities.

"In the face of the collective protests of the teachers and students of Dhaka University, the power-hungry evil force was forced to retreat and democracy was re-established in the country," he added.

DU Pro-VC (Administration) Dr. Mohammad Samad, Pro-VC (Academic) Professor ASM Maksud Kamal, Treasurer Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed, DU Teachers' Association (DUTA) President Md Rahmat Ullah and General Secretary Dr. Nizamul Hoque Bhuiyan, some tortured teachers and students of the incident were present at the discussion.

On August 20, 2007 army personnel assaulted three students and insulted a teacher of DU at the gymnasium playground during a football match, triggering clashes between police and students at DU and other educational institutions across the country.

On the night of August 23, the military arrested four teachers and eight students of the university and reportedly tortured them.
Dhaka, 23 August (campuslive24.com)//Bsc 


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