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Sheikh Mujib`s expulsion from Dhaka University withdrawn

The Dhaka University on Saturday made amends for what it called a "mistake" made in 1949, as it reinstated Sheikh Mujib-ur-Rahman as a student of the varsity.



Dhaka: The Dhaka University on Saturday made
amends for what it called a "mistake" made in 1949, as it
reinstated Sheikh Mujib-ur-Rahman as a student of the varsity,
from where he was expelled for leading a movement to demand a
hike in wages of the low-paid workers.

Bangladesh founder Sheikh Mujib enrolled in the law
department in 1948 and was expelled in 1949 for supporting the
fourth grade employees` cause.

"A mistake can be fixed even after 100 years, and we
have done it," Vice-Chancellor AAMS Arefin Siddique said.

The Dhaka University Syndicate at an emergency meeting
today withdrew the expulsion order of the architect of
independence after 61 years, Bdnews 24 reported.

The university has withdrawn the expulsion "since
participation of the students in the movement led by
Bangabandhu was right, and the order to remove him and charge
a fine was illogical," Siddique was quoted as saying.

The issue was brought to light recently by Bangladesh
Unnayan Sangbadik Forum which sent a letter to President
Zillur Rahman and the University VC, demanding the withdrawal
of Mujib`s expulsion from the university.

Sheikh Mujib, father of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,
was the first president of independent Bangladesh and was
assassinated with most of his family members in a coup in
1975.

Hasina survived the massacre as she was abroad at that
time.

PTI

From Zee News

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