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12:00 AM, September 04, 2007 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, September 04, 2007

'No quarter provoked students for agitation’


President of South Asian People's Union Against Fundamentalism and Communalism Prof Kabir Chowdhury speaks at a press conference at his residence in the city yesterday. On his left is Borhanuddin Khan Jahangir and on his right are Justice KM Sobhan, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and writer Shahriar Kabir.Photo: Star

South Asian People's Union Against Fundamentalism and Communalism (SAPUAFC) and Forum for Secular Bangladesh (FSB) yesterday blasted an intelligence report that claimed to have found a conspiracy between some university teachers and Indian officials behind the recent clash between the students and law enforcers.
In an open letter to chief adviser and army chief, Shahriar Kabir, acting president of FSB and general secretary of SAPUAFC, said the report is fabricated as well as motivated and therefore unacceptable.
"If I am involved in this conspiracy, action should be taken against me,
but if the intelligence report is found wrong and politically motivated, then action should be taken against the authorities concerned," said Shahriar.
He said instead of revealing the inherent causes of the student agitation, the intelligence agency is inventing conspiracy against the anti-Jamaat teachers involving them with Indian authorities.
"This kind of intelligence report will create obstacle to ongoing investigation of the incident," he added.
Meanwhile at a press briefing at his Nayapaltan residence in the city, Prof Kabir Chowdhury, president of SAPUAFC, said no political parties nor any other quarter provoked the students for the agitation.
"Such spontaneous student agitation does not need any provocation," he added.
Asked about the recent comment of detained Prof Anwar Hossain on the recent incident at Dhaka University, Prof Chowdhury said any confession is possible from a detainee through torture.

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