Remarks on Salam
Two cases filed against DU professor Zia
Published : Sunday, 25 October, 2020 at 1:43 PM Count : 506
Dhaka University's Criminology dept Professor Zia Rahman has been sued for his comment over 'Assalamu Alaikum' and 'Allah Hafez' in a recent television talk show.
Mahbub Alam, editor of monthly Al Bayynat and Daily Al Ihsan, filed a case while lawyer Imrul Hasan filed another Digital Security Act.
Both the cases were filed with the court of Bangladesh Cyber Tribunal judge As-Shams Jaglul Hossain on Sunday.
According to the case statement, Zia Rahman reportedly hurt religious sentiment of Muslims through his statement at a television talk-show on 22 October.
Earlier on Thursday, Supreme Court lawyer M Sheikh Omar Sharif on behalf of Mahbub Alam served legal notice to Dr Zia Rahman calling upon him to seek apology after withdrawing his statement.
Prof Zia in a recent television talk show commented that pronouncing 'Assalamu Alaikum' and 'Allah Hafez' in correct manner is associated with militancy.