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IU Student Expulsion Demanded for Hurting Religious Sentiment

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IU Correspondent, Kushtia

The Arabic Language and Literature Department of Islamic University in Kushtia on Saturday demanded expulsion of one of its students from the university permanently over sharing a derogatory remark on Mecca and Zamzam Well on his Facebook post.

In an emergency meeting of the departmental academic council, they demanded immediate expulsion of Saifullah Al Hadi, a third year student of the department.

The department also submitted a written recommendation letter to the university Acting Registrar SM Abdul seeking his punishment.

Acknowledging the incident, Saifullah Al Hadi said, the motive behind his post was not to hurt the religious sentiment. ‘I removed the post from my Facebook timeline and apologised for it,’ he added.

Talking to journalists, IU Arabic Language and Literature Department Chairman Professor Moshtaq Mohammad Abdul Moktader Munwar Ali said, ‘We have held an emergency meeting after being confirmed the truth of the incident and sent a recommendation to the university authorities. ‘The administration will look into the matter, ‘he added.

On Friday, Hadi shared a post criticizing Mecca Sharif and the holy Zamzam Well in his Facebook timeline, mentioning them as ‘so-called’ Mecca and so-called Zamzam. Later, it went viral on social media minutes after sharing the post.


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