The teachers of Dhaka University have condemned the brutal attack on the quota reforms movement leaders.
Terming the attack ‘unfortunate, shameful and unbelievable’ Sirajul Islam Chowdhury, a professor of Dhaka University, said, “This did not happen during the Pakistan or British period”.
He came up with the remarks while speaking at a programme arranged by a faction of DU teachers at the Central Shaheed Minar premises on Sunday morning.
The teachers under the banner of ‘Nipiron Birodhi Shikkhokbrindo (Teachers Against Repression)’ staged a demonstration from 11:00am to 11:45am.
Speakers at the demonstration demanded the authorities to immediately arrest the attackers on general students, who have been demanding reform of quota system, on campuses across the country, bear the expenses of medical treatment to those injured in the assaults, and release those arrested in “false cases” filed during the movement.
Meanwhile, ‘Progotishil Chhatra Jote (Progressive Students’ Alliance)’, a platform of the left-leaning students, have brought out a procession on the DU campus around 12:15pm on Sunday.
They also condemned the arrest of several student leaders of the ongoing quota reform movement in different cases and demanded their release.
After the procession, the students later met DU VC Prof Akhtaruzzaman and submitted a memorandum to him around 1:00pm.