Dhaka University teachers and students on Sunday observed the Black Day’ to recall a crackdown by the then military-backed caretaker government between August 20 and 23, 2007.
Marking the day, teachers, officials and staffs of the university wore black badges. A virtual discussion also held at Abdul Matin Chowdhury virtual classroom around 11am on the day.
Participants said that then unelected and undemocratic government was responsible for the condemnable, unprecedented and inhuman attack on teachers and students of the university.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Akhtaruzzaman presided over the function.
Praising the then activities of DU teachers and students, Prof Akhtaruzzaman said the political unrest during the military-backed interim government was an assault on the spirit of Liberation War and democratic value.
Urging everyone to remain alert, he further said that anti-Liberation War and undemocratic forces always chose the month of August to unleash attacks on the spirit of the country and materialise their evil schemes.
Among others DU Pro-VC (Administration) Prof Muhammad Samad, Pro-VC(academic) Prof ASM Maksud Kamal, DU Teachers’ Association acting President Lutfor Rahman and General Secretary Professor Nizamul Haque Bhuiyan also attended the discussion.