Govt asked to trace Ilias, withdraw cases against BNP leadersDU Correspondent
A section of Dhaka University teachers and staff on Friday asked the government to find out the missing BNP leader M Ilias Ali immediately and withdraw the cases filed recently against the opposition leaders.
Forming a human chain at the Central Shaheed
Minar, the pro-BNP teachers of the university threatened to go for tougher programmes to push their demands.
DU Shikkhak-Karmachari Oikya Parishad organised the human chain demanding that Ilias Ali and other missing BNP leaders be traced and returned to the families.
They also demanded an immediate solution to the crises at Jahangirnagar University and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.
The speakers castigated the government for harassing BNP leaders by filing ‘false’ cases against them over the secretariat bomb attack during the general strike enforced by the opposition on April 28.
They alleged that instead of working for people’s welfare, the government was helping the ministers and advisers to make fortune.
They expressed grave concern over the recent surge in the incidents of enforced disappearances across the country terming the trend a threat to democracy.
Accusing the government of politicising the administration by partisan recruitment, they called for immediate steps to restore peaceful academic atmosphere at Jahangirnagar
University and BUET and other educational institutions.
Former National University vice-chancellor Rashidul Hasan accused the government of being behind the bomb attack on the secretariat and putting the blame on the BNP.
‘The filing of cases against the BNP leaders is part of a conspiracy,’ he said.
The programme was also addressed, among others, by Mizanur Rahman, Arif Billah and Yarul Kabir.
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