Tuesday, 30 November, 2021

Spate of Communal Violence

Protests pour in

  • DU Correspondent
  • 20 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Protests pour in
(Top) DUTA forms a human chain at the foot of Aparajeyo Bangla on Dhaka University campus on Tuesday, protesting against the recent communal attacks on Hindus. (Bottom) Showing a happy synthesis of Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist and Christian values, Bangladesh Chhatra League stages a demonstration on the campus, protesting the same. Reaz Ahmed Sumon

The Dhaka University Teachers' Association (DUTA) on Tuesday protested the recent communal attacks on Hindu community in different parts of the country.

They formed a human chain at the foot of Aparajeyo Bangla (Invincible Bengal) on the campus at around 11:00am.

Speaking at the programme, DU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman said Bangladesh is a country of religious harmony. Everyone here practices their own religion, but festivals are shared by all. But communal poison was spread during the Durga Puja".

“The rise of communal evil in various parts of the country is disgraceful and cannot be tolerated. We demand that the government immediately identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice," he added.

Former vice-chancellor of Jagannath University Prof Mijanur Rahman said, "Communal violence is not an isolated incident. However, no such attack ever receives justice. When these incidents take place, thousands of people are charged. But later on, the real offenders go scot free. We demanded exemplary punishment to culprits."

DUTA President Prof Md Rahmat Ullah, General Secretary Prof Nizamul Hoque Bhuiyan, DU Social Science Faculty Dean Prof Dr Sadeka Halim, DU Proctor Prof Dr AKM Golam Rabbani, among others, spoke at the human chain.

Besides, Awami League leaders staged a rally titled 'Sampriti Samabesh' (rally for harmony) and brought out peace procession in the capital in protest against the recent communal attacks in several areas of the country.

The ruling party arranged the rally in front of its Bangabandhu Avenue central office with a vow to resisting communal terrorist acts in the country, reports BSS.