The authorities of Dhaka University will observe ‘Black Day’ today in memory of the ‘inhuman, sad and condemnable’ attacks on the university’s teachers, students and officials on August 23, 2007, a press release from the university said on Sunday.
To mark the day, teachers, students, officials and staff of the university will wear black badges and a discussion will be held at the Teachers and Student Center around 11:00am on the day.
Vice-chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman will preside over the function.
This year the university will observe the day today (Monday) as the university was in vacation for Eid-ul-Azha, the press release added.
DU observes the day marking the atrocities and repression on its teachers and students during the army-backed caretaker government in 2007.
On August 20, 2007, a violent clash between some DU students and members of Bangladesh Army took place centering a football match, where the military members severely beat up the students.
Scores of students were wounded in police action following which four senior teachers and eight students were taken into custody and thrown behind bars on August 23.
The attack sparked huge protests by the students against the army across the country.
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