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Jailing of CU teacher

Examinees wear black badges in exam hall

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CU Correspondent :
Masters' final examinees of Sociology Department at Chittagong University  on Sunday made a silent protest of the imprisonment of Maidul Islam, an assistant professor of the department.
As the exam started at 11:00am, most of the examinees appeared at the centre wearing black badges.
The authorities however did not allow journalists to take photographs of examinees inside exam hall.
Many students told this correspondent that Maidul is an outstanding teacher and has numerous research papers published in journals.
"The repression he is facing is due to his stance on students' logical movements-quota reform and road safety," said a student. "He was implicated in a false case."
Many others said they did not find anything derogatory in Maidul's posts on Facebook. The students of Sociology department said they would announce tougher programmes unless Maidul is released soon.
A Chattogram court on September 23 sent Maidul to jail in a case filed with Hathazari Police Station on July 24 over allegedly defaming the prime minister on social media. Former BCL leader Md Iftekhar Uddin Ayaz filed the case.
The court sent him to jail after he surrendered before it on completion of his eight weeks' bail secured from the High Court on August 6.
On September 25, CU authorities issued a suspension order against him.

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