The students have been served show-cause notices to explain within November 2 as to why they should not be expelled and sued under the DSA
The authorities at Noakhali Science and Technology University (NSTU) has suspended two students for allegedly posting derogatory remarks about Islam and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
The suspended students were identified as Protik Majumder, a student of the environmental science and disaster management department, and Pal Dipto, a student of the pharmacy department.
Both of them were served show-cause notices to explain within November 2 as to why they should not be expelled and sued under the Digital Security Act (DSA).
A notice, signed by the assistant director Iftekhar Hossain of NSTU Information and Public Relations office, was issued in this regard on Wednesday.
According to the notice, the disciplinary board of the university decided to suspend the two students as they had posted derogatory remarks about Islam and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) on Facebook which is a punishable offence under the country’s law.
Their seats at the residential halls of NSTU have also been cancelled, the notice added.
Earlier on Monday, Jagannath University (JnU) had suspended a student for allegedly posting derogatory remarks about Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
Reports of such suspensions come at a time when anti-France protests are raging in different parts of the world, including Bangladesh, over President Emmanuel Macron defending cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed (pbuh).