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DU registrar sacked over distortion of history  
July 1st, 2016 at 7:00 pm
DU registrar sacked over distortion of history  

Dhaka – The authorities have fired the registrar of Dhaka University for distorting history of Bangladesh in a publication brought out on the occasion of the university’s founding anniversary on Friday.

The decision of sacking Rezaur Rahman, acting registrar of the university, came after several hundred students laid siege to vice-chancellor AAMS Arefin Siddique on the campus to protest the distortion.

Rezaur Rahman, in his article published in the annual bulletin, claimed the Bangladesh Nationalist Party founder Ziaur Rahman was the first president of Bangladesh instead of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The students, mostly activists of ruling Awami League party’s student front Chhatra League, also demanded resignation of the vice chancellor for the ‘deliberate mistake’.

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Protesters vandalised Dhaka University VC’s car on the campus

The students, however, suspended the protest after the registrar, who allegedly undermined the Dhaka University students in his writing, was sacked.

The protesters also demanded punishment for all those involved in the plot to distort the history by July 17.

The activists initially put the registrar’s room under lock and key after they found that he mentioned Zia was the founding president of Bangladesh.

Then they cordoned off the vehicle carrying the DU VC in front of his Bungalow. Some of the protestors damaged the window glasses of the car as the VC’s vehicle was proceeding towards his home in the afternoon.

The VC said the responsibility goes with the registrar as he put the distorted information in his writing. “He was fired,” said Siddique.

But Rezaur Rahman claimed that the mistake was nothing but a typo.