Court summons 10 academics Apr 5
A Dhaka court yesterday summoned 10 academics before it on April 5 in a case filed on charge of distorting history of the War of Liberation in a textbook of Bangladesh Open University (BOU).
Metropolitan Magistrate Kamrunnahar Rumi issued the order after Dhaka University (DU) Pro-Vice Chancellor Dr Harun-or-Rashid filed the case yesterday.
The accused in the case are BOU Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof RIM Aminur Rashid, former BOU VC Prof Ershadul Bari, DU finance department Prof Dr M Farid Ahmed, former BOU acting VC Md Ruhul Amin Akanda, former BOU director of printing and publication Dr Fazle Ali, former BOU dean Prof Ansaruzzaman, Bangladesh Islamic University BBA programme Chairman Dr Arshed Ali Matubbar, BOU Islamic studies department Associate Prof Md Abdur Rahim, BOU international relations department assistant Prof Md Kamal Uddin and BOU Islamic studies department lecturer Md Kutub Uddin.
Prof Harun, in the case statement, said he and DU political science department Chairman Dr Shawkat Ara Hossain wrote the Civics second paper of Higher Secondary Certificate that was published in 2000.
Later, the accused distorted history by deleting the name of Bangabandhu from the main copy and other points of Liberation War.
The High Court, during hearing of a writ petition last week, summoned six people, including Prof Harun, today on charge of distorting the history in the textbook.
Four others are RIM Aminur Rashid, Sawkat Ara Hosain, Prof Sahida Sultana, Mahfuza Chowdhury and HM Delwar Hossain.