DU Prof sued under DSA
A law professor of Dhaka University was sued on Sunday under the Digital Security Act for a Facebook post that allegedly insulted the religious sentiment of people.
Amit Bhowmik, general secretary of Bangladesh Hindu Jubo Parishad, filed the case with Shahbagh Police Station against Sheikh Hafizur Rahman Karzon.
Mahfuzul Haque Bhuiyan, officer-in-charge (investigation), of the police station, said, "We will investigate and take action."
According to the complaint, the Facebook post of Prof Karzon "was ugly and defamatory; it hurt crores of Hindu people's religious sentiments as it went viral on social media."
The complaint said, "Prof Karzon posted it on purpose to create religious chaos and to embarrass the government of a non-communal country."
Prior to filing of the case, a general diary was lodged on the matter on July 24.
On July 31, a delegation of Bangladesh Hindu Lawyers' Council led by its president Sumon Kumar Roy met DU Vice-chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman and submitted a written complaint, seeking action against Prof Karzon.
The accused professor told The Daily Star that the post he shared was a satire and when he realised that it could hurt someone's religious sentiment, he removed it and apologised in another post.
"I apologised, the case was filed only for harassing me."