Monday, 5 June, 2023

DUTA condemns 'newspaper' for conspiring against country

Dhaka- Without mentioning Prothom Alo, Dhaka University Teachers Association (DUTA) has waded into the controversy raging over the Independence Day content on the vernacular's website reported by its Savar correspondent and taken down after just 17 minutes of its own accord.

DUTA today issued a notification signed by DUTA president Prof. Zinat Huda and general secretary Prof. Nizamul Houque Bhuiyan asking the government to take action against the "newspaper conspiring against the country."

“Instead of the caption under the picture of a child, the report published the statement of a day laborer, which derided the freedom of the country. Also, although the caption reveals the comment as a day laborer's statement, no adult man is seen in the picture. According to an investigative report published in another media, the picture was taken by luring a child taking advantage of his poverty,” the notification reads.

"When the government took legal measures in this regard, some circles including some international media are saying that the government is oppressive. But the reality is that the measures have been taken for using a child as a news material by providing incentives with dishonest purposes,” it says.