Judicial

Writ petition filed seeking judicial probe on Narail teacher humiliation

Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK), a human rights body has filed a writ petition before the High Court seeking its directives for judicial inquiry into Narail College teacher Swapan Kumar Biswas’s humiliation.

Advocate Lutfe Jahan Purnima on behalf of ASK filed the petition on Monday.

The bench of Justices Bhishmadeb Chakraborty and SM Moniruzzaman will hear the writ petition.

Advocate Purnima said,'' On the day of incident Narail’s Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police all were present yet a principal was forced to wear a garland of shoes. The bench is likely to hear the petition this week. Home Affairs Secretary, Narail DC, SP and other concerned have been made respondent in this writ petition, she said.

Earlier on June 30, the court asked the advocate to submit the petition to the vacation bench of the High Court.

On June 18, a Hindu student of Mirzapur United Degree College shared a post on Facebook supporting suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma who has been accused of making insulting remarks on Prophet Muhammad(PBUH).

There was daylong unrest at the college over the post and a rumor that acting principal Swapan Kumar Biswas had sided with the student, following which police escorted him outside the college campus. At one stage a group of men forced him to wear a garland of shoes.

A video of the incident soon went viral on social media that sparked huge criticism.

Different organizations including Bangladesh Mahila Parishad protested the incident and demanded exemplary punishment of those involved in it.

Source: United News of Bangladesh