Chittagong University (CU) authorities on Tuesday suspended Assistant Professor of Sociology department Maidul Islam, who was sent to jail in a case filed over making ‘derogatory remarks’ on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Facebook.
CU Vice-chancellor Prof Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury said they took action against Maidul as per the university rules. Earlier on Monday, Maidul Islam was sent to jail after he surrendered before the court on expiry of his eight-week anticipatory bail granted by the High Court.
On July 24, former leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League and CU student Md Iftekhar Uddin Ayaz filed the case with Hathazari Police Station under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act.
On July 15, the Sociology teacher had to leave the campus along with his family following continuous threat reportedly from BCL activists over his Facebook post in support of the quota reform movement and demeaning the Prime Minister. The BCL men also declared Maidul Islam and another CU teacher persona non-grata on the campus.