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Hurting Religious Sentiments

DU teacher sued under DSA

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 4 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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DU teacher sued under DSA

A law professor of Dhaka University was sued under the Digital Security Act over an alleged Facebook post ‘hurting religious sentiments’.

Bangladesh Hindu Juba Parishad general secretary Amit Bhowmik filed the case with Shahbagh Police Station on Sunday against Prof Sheikh Hafizur Rahman Karzon of the Law Department.

Confirming the matter, Md Mahfuzul Haque Bhuiyan, officer-in-charge of Shahbagh Police Station, said, “The case was filed under the Digital Security Act and the Cyber Crime unit is handling the case.”

According to the case statement, Hafizur Rahman Karzon has made a post on social media insulting the god of Hindu religion, which is a huge blow to the feelings of millions of followers of the religion around the world.

Hafizur Rahman had posted this post with the intention of destroying communal harmony, creating religious extremism and embarrassing the government, the statement added.

Prof Hafizur have already apologised for his Facebook post made on July 23.

On July 23, Sheikh Hafizur Rahman Karzon allegedly posted a post on his Facebook involving Bhagwan with milk and wine, which caused a huge storm on social media.

Being criticised, the teacher deleted his post on July 24 and said that he did not post it with any intention of humiliating the Hindu community.