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12:00 AM, August 01, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, August 01, 2019

Sexual Harassment at HSTU

‘Expel accused teacher’

Leaders of Bangladesh Mohila Parishad’s Dinajpur unit yesterday demanded expulsion of a teacher of Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University (HSTU) in Dinajpur for sexual harassment of a female student.

After making the demand at a rally at Dinajpur Lok Bhaban compound, they handed over a memorandum to Deputy Commissioner Mahmudul Hasan for forwarding it to President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

The speakers at the rally said Ramzan Ali, an assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at HSTU, allegedly harassed a female student of the university in 2017, but no action was taken, even after investigation by an HSTU committee found the allegation true.

The local leaders of Mohila Parishad also conducted a separate investigation after the incident and found explicit evidence regarding the allegation and so, they have been urging the university authorities to take action against Ramzan, also an accused in a case filed by his wife, speakers said.

They alleged that the HSTU authorities also maintained mysterious silence after a few other allegations of sexual harassment.

Kaniz Rahman, president of Mohila Parishad’s Dinajpur chapter, Marufa Begum, its general secretary, and Abul Kalam Azad of Nagarik Udyog spoke at the programme, among others.

Ramzan Ali denied the allegation against him.

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