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DU terminates Prof Morshed for defaming Bangabandhu

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 08:53 PM, 9 September 2020  

DU terminates Prof Morshed for defaming Bangabandhu

DU terminates Prof Morshed for defaming Bangabandhu

Dhaka University authorities today terminated professor Morshed Hasan Khan over defaming Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and distorting the history of the Liberation War.

The decision was taken at the syndicate meeting of the university on Wednesday.

Confirming the matter, syndicate member and university vice-chancellor Prof Mohammad Samad said he had been sacked as per the tribunal's decision.

Morshed made some remarks about Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and on the history in his article titled “Jyotirmoy Zia”, published in a national daily on March 26, 2018.

In the article,  Morshed termed Ziaur Rahman the “declarer of independence” and claimed that most of the then Awami League leaders including Bangabandhu left the country during the war.

After the publication of this article, Professor Morshed Hasan came under fire and protests from the student community. He later apologized for the article in the same newspaper and withdrew the Bangabandhu-related part.

On April 2, 2018, Prof Morshed Hasan Khan of Marketing Department, under the Faculty of Business Studies, had been suspended on allegations of distorting the history of the Liberation War and defaming Bangabandhu

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