12:00 AM, November 15, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, November 15, 2012

Star's CU reporter gets death threat

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Staff Correspondent, Ctg

An anonymous caller on Tuesday threatened to kill a news reporter of The Daily Star unless he apologised publicly for "reporting against Jamaat-Shibir".
Calling on the personal mobile phone of our Chittagong University (CU) correspondent, Nirjhar Majumder at 10:35pm, the person asked him to apologise for publishing the reports or else he would be killed within 24 hours.
Quoting the caller, Nirjhar said "You have to beg pardon publicly for your reports against Jamaat-Shibir including the one titled 'Banned books of Maududi still in CU syllabus'."
A general diary has been filed yesterday with Double Mooring Police Station in this regard.
Kazi Matiul Islam, officer-in-charge of Double Mooring Police Station said they were trying to track down the caller.
On September 2, a report was published on books written by controversial writer Syed Abul Ala Maududi, which were banned in 2010 for encouraging extremism and militancy.
However, his books are still taught as prescribed textbooks in three departments of the university.

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