Bangladesh teacher jailed, suspended after hurting religious sentiments of Hindus by poem

A teacher in Rajshahi’s Godagari was suspended after being jailed for two years by a mobile court on Saturday for editing and publishing a bimonthly magazine containing a poem “which hurt religious sentiments of Hindus and Muslims”.
Titumir Rishav, an assistant teacher of Pirijpur Secondary School, had not taken permission from the deputy commissioner’s office for the publication, “Kheya”, said Godagari Upazila Nirbahi Officer Muhammad Khalid Hossain who headed the mobile court.
Police arrested and took Titumir before the court, which jailed him under Penal Code 295, on finding him being manhandled by enraged locals at the school, he said.
The locals had seen the magazine containing the poem by one Nikhil Nawshad on sale at the upazila’s Ekushey Book Fair.

Source: The Daily Star