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Sorry plight of DU students and an ineffective administration May 25, 2008

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? a university standard accomodationThe daily Star publishes a report on the problem of accommodation of the DU students and prinited a picture whcih indicates a sorry state of our children in the resident halls of the university. (more…)

Judicial Inquiry Committee publishes its report on Dhaka University violence April 6, 2008

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The report of the Judicial Inquiry Committee has been published which was the demand of the many over the last months after the committee completed its inquiry on the Dhaka University violence of August 2007.

The Committee suggested for reviewing the student and teachers politics in the 1973 DU ordinance. It also suggested to revise or to remove the 1976 regulation to stop the blind following of the political parties by the student organizations in the campus. (more…)

On the verdicts of Dhaka University violence January 25, 2008

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Court has ultimately given verdicts on the 3 cases in relation to the violence of Dhaka University in August 2007.

The first case was against 4 teachers and 15 students for instigating violent protests breaking the emergency rule. The case registered with Shahbag police on 23 August, 2007. Court acquitted 4 teachers and 11 students in the case on 21/1/08. The court has given 4 absconding students to 2 years imprisonment for the same case. The 4 students were given presidential mercy along with the 10 convicted students of RU in the evening of 21/1/08.

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4 DU teachers finally freed January 23, 2008

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4 DU teachers finally freed. 3 of them convicted and then pardoned by the president on govt’s initiative; 1 DU teacher and 15 students acquitted.

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4 freed teachers

News link: Daily Star

Dhaka University Violence: unconditional release of teachers & students vs release of teachers after judgment January 17, 2008

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du-violence-mock-jail.jpgThe students of DU under the banner of ‘Students Against Repression’ are continuing different programs for unconditional release of the teachers and students arrested in relation to the violence in the Dhaka University. They conducted silent processions, wear black badges and staged dramas. From yesterday students except the Faculty of Business Studies are boycotting classes for 2 hours. They want release by 18th of this month, otherwise they will start all-out program of class boycot. (more…)

1973 University Ordinance: ‘was autonomy of the public universities wrong?’ September 9, 2007

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Dr. Kamal Hussain, veteran lawyer and politician who was the Law Minister during 1973 when university ordinance of 1973 was promulgated asked the question whether the autonomy given to the university in 1973 ordinance was wrong in a round table discussion held recently in the capital.

Controversy arises as the teachers of the universities become more politicalised, they identify themselves with the colour and campaign for elections, they keep alignment with the political parties, give promotions and privileges to the teachers on political alignments, give classes and recruit the teachers with political bias. (more…)

Dhaka University violence (5): bridging up the gap August 28, 2007

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Though the Government has controlled the violence and cool down the anarchy, it created a niche in the relation of the Government with the students and teachers in particular and population in general.

Though Government is explaining that the incident is a programmed one, some people may explain this as an expression of the people against the policies and failures of the government. (more…)

Dhaka University violence (4): creating anarchy is not the answer August 25, 2007

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The chaos that followed the clash in the Dhaka University on the 22nd August, 2007 ultimately invited the declaration of curfew by the Government.

Many would feel sympathy with the students when they were reacting to the abuse and assault they had to suffer. Many would consider it excess when the police raided then hall and beat the students.

But many would not accept the chaos that followed on the second day on the streets and in the city where hundred of vehicles were damaged, dozens were torched, transport of he law enforcers was also damaged when the prime demand of the students was to withdrew the army camp from the campus has been accepted, the authority was apologetic for the incident and a judicial committee has been formed with a retired Judge.

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Dhaka University violence(3): coming out of the curfew August 23, 2007

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The Curfew imposed in Dhaka and other 6 divisional towns is entering into the 3rd day.

2nd day began in a relaxed state. People started to move to their offices and businesses. Many vehicles were found running on the streets. But the police and law enforcers became active in the mid morning and started announcing that offices and businesses are closed and asked the public to return to their houses.

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Dhaka University violence (2): after developments August 23, 2007

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11-30 pm BDT 22nd August, 2007

Though Authority at the highest level of the Govertment expressed

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[courtesy: the pictures are taken from daily Inquilab]

sorrow for the incident at the DU campus, the Army camp has been removed as per demand of the students and Govt has formed a Judicial Committee with a retired Judge in the chair to enquire into the matter, the violence continued into the 2nd day in the sorrunding areas of the University and sometimes deep into the city. Reports of clashes were also coming from other university campus and different institutions of the country.

On the streets, many young men also joined with the students the clashes took ugly and violent look – hundreds of vehicles damaged, many were torched, they fought piece-meal battle with the police at different areas, many were injured but none reported death.

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Dhaka University violence: what does it indicate? August 21, 2007

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Violent clashes erupted yesterday and which is continuing today in the Dhaka University Campus between the Law Enforcing Agencies and the students.

 

The clash started on a triffle matter on the sideline of a football match in the university field between few students and army personals who had a camp in the nearby Gymnesium.

 

It is reported that the Army abused and beat the students; in protest the students brought out processions; police intervened, more students pure in; they threw bricks and stones to the police; police fired teargases and baton charged the students. The campus ttrnasformed into a battle field. Police later raided into the residential halls and beat the students. More than 100 students, many policemen and few teachers were injured in the clash. Many were admitted in the nearby Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

 

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Class abstension: DU teachers creating a bad precedence July 21, 2007

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du-1.jpg DU Teachers Association in a meeting decided to wear black badges and abstain classes for half day in protest against the arrest of Sk Hasina and ‘harassment’ of Begum Khaleda Zia by the Government.

Only 223 members out of 4000 teachers were present in the meeting under the chairmanship of Dr. Sadrul Amin, who himself is saying that he does not agree with the program to abstain from the classes.

While the country is going through a political transformation, we the ordinary citizen expected a more prudent step from the teachers of the highest seat of education of the nation. If they feel concern, they could better demand for free and fair trail of the accused. That would have been more dignified for their post and position. (more…)

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