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RU teacher suspended for anti-state Facebook status

  • Published at 12:48 am August 2nd, 2016
RU teacher suspended for anti-state Facebook status
Rajshahi University (RU) authority has suspended a teacher on charge of his Facebook status supporting the militancy spreading together with threatening the state. A special meeting of RU syndicate, held in its room this evening, took the decision on the basis of letter issued by the ministry of law. Pro-VC Prof Chowdhury Sarwar Jahan, who was present in the meeting, told the journalists that Shibly Islam, Lecturer in Department of Law, had uploaded a status in his Facebook on July 13 last clearly supporting the expansion of militancy and also threatening the state. The status also came to the knowledge of the officials concerned in law ministry which means the status is a punishable offense. Subsequently, it issued a letter to the RU authority recommending legal action against the responsible teacher. Prof Chowdhury said the syndicate meeting also formed a three-member committee led by Treasurer Prof Sayen Uddin to investigate into the matter. Other members of the probe committee are: Social Science Faculty Dean Prof Foyzar Ahmed and Public Prosecutor Advocate Ibrahim Hossain.