Now a Bogra Hindu teacher suspended over alleged blasphemous act
The governing body of Kalyani High School at Bogra’s Sherpur on Monday suspended its mathematics teacher Biplob Kumar Roy after agitating radical Muslims besieged the school demanding his punishment.
They claimed that the Hindu teacher had hit LIKE on a Facebook post allegedly derogatory to Islam from his fake profile called Krishna Kumar.
The school’s headmaster, Sudeb Paul, was forced to declare holiday and call an emergency meeting of the board which, led by one Israil Hossain Badal Biswas, suspended Biplob immediately and formed a three-member probe committee without being confirmed that the fake id was of Biplob’s.
Biplob was not present at the school nor was contacted by the media.
On the other hand, the political identity of the agitating Muslims and the governing body president could not be known immediately. Local journalists said that the issue was a hot topic in the area since Sunday and some people campaigned in the area to arrange a demonstration on Monday.
The incident took place a day after Hefazat-e-Islam chief Ahmed Shah Shafi demanded Shariah Law in the country and within days after radicals campaigned against a Hindu teacher in Narayanganj through loudspeakers of several mosques, beat him up and convinced local MP Selim Osman to humiliate him on the school premises based on a false allegation of demeaning Allah.
The campaign against Hindus has been under way in Bangladesh for decades, but it has been intensified recently, especially on Facebook, by the radicals.
Since 2013 in Bangladesh, over three dozen secularist writers, teachers, bloggers, non-Muslims and non-Sunni preachers have been killed while scores of others injured in attacks, mostly carried out using machetes, by the members of militant organizations, Jamaat-e-Islami, its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir and Hefazat.
The country’s radical Islamist parties and militant organizations have been campaigning for Shariah Law and strict punishment of secularists for several years. They are now demonstrating under different platforms but towards the same goal.
Currently they are agitating demanding cancellation of the education policy saying that the prose and poetry written by Hindus and secularist writers hurt the religious sentiment of the Muslims of the country.