Dhaka University, July 16, Abnews: Amid criticism over a lawsuit against a Dhaka University teacher, a section of students on Sunday demanded cancellation of the Section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act.
The students came up with the demands after they formed a human chain under the banner “Students of Dhaka University” near the Aparajeyo Bangla on the campus the morning.
A number of teachers also joined the students expressing solidarity with them.
On July 12, Professor Abul Mansur Ahmed of the Mass communication and Journalism department filed the case against Fahmidul Haq of the same department with Shahbagh Police Station under the section 57 over a post on social media platform Facebook.
In this regard, Sadeka Halim, former information commissioner and teacher of Sociology Department, said, “Abul Mansur has used section 57 over such a trifling issue which could be resolved as per the law of our university. He has set a shameful precedent by this act.”
Addressing the function, Md Tanzimuddin Khan, Associate Professor of International Relations Department, said, “Section 57 is now being used for harassing political opponents. It’s a matter of disgrace as Prof Mansur earlier raised his voice against section 57 but now he is using it for personal purpose.”