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Editors’ Council condemns attack on Zafar Iqbal

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The Editors’ Council has strongly condemned the March 3 murder attempt on Prof Muhammad Zafar Iqbal on the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) campus, said a press statement issued by the Council on Monday. The statement signed by Mahfuz Anam, general secretary of the entity and also the editor of The Daily Star, expressed grave concerns over the incident. “Zafar Iqbal is a popular teacher, scientist, and fiction writer of the country who also pens highly popular columns on newspapers. His science fictions are charming to children and teenagers”, the statement read.

“Since Zafar Iqbal is favouring the Liberation War and took to streets demanding the trial of those who worked against humanity during the War, he has been threatened by militant outfits. But, he was strict in his demands ignoring the threats,” according to the press statement.

The Council also termed the attack similar to those back in 1971 by Pakistanis to leave the nation in a void of intellectual capacities.

The statement also read that the attack on Zafar Iqbal amount to attacking all the meritorious citizens of the society, and demanded a thorough investigation into the matter to curb the emergence of militancy.

 

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Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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