‘Defaming’ Bangabandhu: Complaint filed against Prof Serajul Islam Choudhury
A complaint has been filed with a Chattogram court accusing Professor Emeritus Serajul Islam Choudhury of Dhaka University and two others of defaming Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in an article.
The other accused are Rashed Rouf, associate editor of Chattogram-based daily Dainik Azadi, and one Nesar Ahmed, according to the complaint.
Rashed is the advisory editor of the book and Nesar its editor.
Nazim Uddin Sujon, 50, a resident of Anwara upazila, complained to Court of Metropolitan Magistrate Hossain Mohammad Reza on Tuesday and the court set a date for hearing on the complaint, said court sources.
But the exact date of the hearing could not be known immediately as Nazim's lawyer Shahida Nur could not confirm it.
According to the complaint, Nazim claimed himself as a "pro-liberation and progressive politician".
He alleged that Bangabandhu was defamed in an article titled "Sheikh Mujiber Gopon Shatru" (the Secret Enemies of Sheikh Mujib) by DU Professor Emeritus Serajul Islam Choudhury in a book titled "Jatir Pita", published by Chattogram Academy on March 17 last year, marking the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation.
Lawyer Shahida told The Daily star, "A complaint was lodged with a court but the court did not pass any order."
Meanwhile, the left-leaning parties of Chattogram condemned the filing of the complaint against Prof Choudhury, an acclaimed educationalist and writer.
In a statement yesterday, they said the complaint was lodged as per of choking the freedom of speech.