RU teachers postpone strike till May 28
Teachers at Rajshahi University have postponed till May 28 the ongoing strike they enforced soon after the murder of Prof AFM Rezaul Karim Siddiquee.
They came up with the decision today following the assurance from three ministers and the inspector general of police of taking steps to arrest the culprits, reports our RU correspondent.
“We will resume boycotting classes and examinations if the government fails to arrest the killers by this time,” Prof Shah Azam Shantonu, general secretary of Rajshahi University Teachers Association, said at a press conference at Juberee Bhaban on the campus.
The university went on a 21-day holiday till May 28. During this vacation, the teachers will take extra classes if they want to, the correspondent added.
On April 23, Prof Siddiquee was brutally murdered in Rajshahi city's Shalbagan area in an attack that police say bears the hallmark of the previous blogger killings.
The teachers went on strike on the same day protesting the murder.
On May 14, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam and Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque met with the RU teachers and family members of Prof Siddiquee.
They assured them of taking steps to arrest the killers.