Dhaka, Aug 14 (bdnews24.com)–The Dhaka University Syndicate has withdrawn the expulsion order of the architect of independence Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from the law department after 61 years.
The decision came at an emergency meeting of the Syndicate on Saturday.
Mujib got enrolled in the department in 1948 and was expelled in 1949 for leading a movement in support of the demand for the increase of fourth grade employees' wages.
Vice-chancellor AAMS Arefin Siddique told bdnews24.com after the meeting that the university had withdrawn the expulsion decision "since participation of the students in the movement led by Bangabandhu was right, and the order to remove him and charge a fine was illogical."
He said the nation has been freed of responsibility after Saturday's decision.
Justifying the delay in the decision, the VC explained "those who were in power following the incident did not consider the matter."
"A mistake can be fixed even after 100 years, and we have done it," he added.
This was the only issue discussed in the meeting on Saturday.
The matter was highlighted recently as Bangladesh Unnayan Sangbadik Forum sent a letter to president Zillur Rahman, also the chancellor of the university, demanding the withdrawal of Mujib's expulsion from the university.
The forum also sent a copy of the letter to the DU VC.