Dhaka University (DU) teachers seeking immediate release of all university teachers and students detained and convicted in connection with August's campus violence will take classes today wearing black badges. The teachers also decided to bring out a silent procession on the campus tomorrow as part of their ongoing programme protesting against Tuesday's verdict placing four Rajshahi University (RU) teachers to two years' rigorous imprisonment.
At a meeting of the Dhaka University Teachers' Association (DUTA) on Friday, the teachers issued an ultimatum to the government to release all detained and convicted DU and RU teachers and students by December 12.
Meanwhile, three army officers met DU Vice Chancellor Prof SMA Faiz and DUTA representatives yesterday and requested them to consider their decision of wearing black ribbons.
DUTA Acting President Prof Tazmeri SA Islam, its former president and general secretary Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique and Prof Muhammad Akhtaruzzaman were present at the meeting.