Teachers and students of Dhaka University observed ‘Black Day’ on Sunday marking the atrocities unleashed by law enforcers in 2007, agencies report. The university authorities took various programmes, including wearing black badges and holding discussion at TSC, marking the day. Classes remained closed from 11.30am to 1pm. The teachers and students brought out a rally marking the day.
A seminar was held at the Teacher and Student Centre (TSC) where DU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique was present as the chief guest. Speaking at the discussion, AAMS Arefin Siddique condemned the heinous attack on the university’s students and teachers, and demanded punishment for those responsible for the attack.
The discussion was attended, among others, by DU Teachers’ Association (Duta) president Prof Dr Farid Uddin Ahmed and DU treasurer Prof Dr Mohammad Kamal Uddin while acting DU registrar Syed Rezaur Rahman moderated the programme. Scores of students were wounded in police action on August 20-23 in 2007 following which four senior teachers and seven students were taken into custody and thrown behind bars.