Ruling 14-Party for humiliated teacher given his job back19 May 2016 bdnews24.com
The 14-Party coalition led by the ruling Awami League has demanded that the teacher who has been sacked after public humiliation for alleged blasphemy be reinstated to his job.
Coalition Spokesperson Mohammed Nasim spoke to reporters after a meeting at the Awami League chief's political office in Dhaka on Wednesday amidst a wave of protests against the incident.
"An injustice has been done to the teacher by dismissing him from the job after humiliating, insulting
him on the pretext (of blasphemy)," the Awami League leader said. "I think he should get his job back," Nasim added. The headmaster of a school was made to do sit-ups holding his ears in public by Jatiya Party MP Salim Osman after being assaulted for his alleged remarks hurting religious sentiments in Narayanganj on Friday.
Shyamal Kanti Bhakta, headmaster of the Piyar Sattar Latif High School, was sacked on Tuesday.
People flooded the social media with photos of themselves holding ears and saying 'Sorry Sir' in a unique show of public condemnation. Human chains and other forms of protests were also held. Nasim, the health minister, said, "The Member of Parliament could not maintain his (own) honour.
"The role he played as an MP cannot be accepted in any way. He rather disgraced the other MPs," he said.
On another note, Nasim was critical of the BNP for backing its leader Aslam Chowdhury who has been arrested on charge of conspiring with Israel to topple the government. The coalition spokesperson slated Pakistan and Turkey for protesting against the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami for the war crimes he committed in 1971. He also announced anti-terrorism rallies in all districts on May 24.