12:00 AM, August 18, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 18, 2018

DU authorities' double standards

On August 9, the Dhaka University authorities temporarily suspended a 4th-year student from the finance department, asking him to show the cause as to why he shouldn't be permanently suspended. His alleged offence was that he challenged a proctorial team when its members were taking photos of students demanding safer roads. He, along with his friends, also allegedly obstructed the team.

The university authorities took hours to hand him such a strict punishment, while turning a blind eye to those who mercilessly beat protesters and journalists. The authorities' double standards should be called out and condemned.