Vol. 4 Num 269 Sun. February 29, 2004  
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No class at DU until culprits nabbed

Dhaka University Teachers' Association (DUTA) yesterday decided to suspend taking classes at Dhaka University (DU) from today until the attackers of their fellow teacher and prominent writer Humayun Azad were held for justice.

Calling an emergency meeting at DU Club in the evening with DUTA President AAMS Arefin Siddique in the chair, DUTA members asked the home minister to step down.

It also asked the university authority to bear medical expenses for the renowned linguist and send him abroad for the best possible treatment.

It threatened to resist any government move to protect the real culprits. It further demanded a security circle around the campus for the safety of DU teachers and students.

The DUTA also announced to bring out a protest procession on campus today.

Meanwhile, DU syndicate, the highest body of the university, at an emergency meeting at Registrar's Building with Vice-chancellor Prof SMA Faiz in the chair, demanded immediate arrest and punishment of the criminals who ran butcher's knives on Azad in front of Bangla Academy Thursday night.

It urged the government to take necessary steps to send Azad abroad for treatment.

Syndicate members also urged all to cooperate for maintaining congenial atmosphere on the campus.