No bar to continue academic activities by Prof Rahmat Ullah: SC

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has upheld the stay order on temporarily relieving the Dhaka University Teachers Association (DUTA) president Professor Dr Md Rahmat Ullah from all kinds of academic activities.

Professor Dr Rahmat Ullah was relieved of all academic and administrative activities for paying tribute to Khandakar Mushtaq Ahmad who was involved in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman killing.

His counsels said that there is no more obstacle to continue his academic activities from now on.

On Thursday (February 2), a five-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by Justice Borhanuddin passed the order after disposing of a leave-to appeal petition.

It also asked the High Court to dispose of the rule issued in this regard soon.

On June 8 last year, the High Court stayed the decision of the universities relieving Prof Rahmat from academic and administrative activities and issued a rule in this regard.

Senior Lawyer Ahsanul Karim and Advocate Syeda Nasrin stood for Professor Dr Rahmat Ullah while Advocate Mohammad Hossain represented the university authorities.

DU Professor Rahmat paid tribute to the foreign minister of Mujibnagar government Khandakar Mushtaq Ahmad on historic ‘Mujibnagar Day’ on April 17 last year.

Later the DU authorities relieved Prof. Rahmat Ullah from academic and administrative activities.

Prof Rahman filed a writ petition challenging the DU decision.

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