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JnU students protest derogatory remarks about Islam Permanent suspension of accused demanded

Fatema Siddiqua, JnU Correspondent: Students of Jagannath University on Saturday brought out a protest rally demanding permanent suspension of Tithy Sarker – a 3rd year student of the university- for making derogatory remarks about Islam and Prophet Hazrat Mohammed (SM).
On Saturday noon, under the banner of “General Students of Jagannath University”, hundreds of students participated the protest rally which started from in front of Central Mosque of the university and ended at Shanto Chattor parading different faculties and adjacent roads to the university.

Following the rally, protesters also formed a human chain where they accused Tithy of destroying religious harmony of the country.

Addressing the human chain speakers said, Bangladesh is the land of religious harmony where people of all religions live together with utmost respect and affinity but some people are spreading propaganda and destroying religious harmony through making derogatory remarks about Islam intentionally. So these people should be taken under punishment.
Protesters threatened for tougher movement if Tithy Sarker was not suspended from the university permanently.

Tithy Sarker is a 3rd year student of Zoology department, and also office secretary of Students Protection Council JnU unit ;she is the convenor of World Hindu Struggle Council of the university unit.

Meanwhile, on Friday noon, some screen shots of Facebook comments against Islam and Prophet Hazrat Mohammed (SM) made by Tithy Sarker went viral on social media which drew huge criticism where netizens condemned the remarks and demanded her punishment.

Following the incident, Students Rights Council JnU unit suspended the accused temporarily from the organisation and asked her to explain why she wouldn’t be suspended from the organisation permanently within next 7 days.

On Friday evening, accused Tithy Sarker filed a general diary with Pollobi Thana Police Station seeking security for her life. In the diary, she denied making the comments saying her Facebook account had been hacked and hackers have been making derogatory posts and comments to tarnish her image.

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