Leaders and activists Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) of different hall units of Dhaka University de-manded arrest of Prothom Alo editor Motiur Rahman blocking Shahbagh intersection for about two hours on Saturday.
The BCL men under the banner of ‘general students’ blocked the area around 10.20 am and continued till 12.30 pm.
Jaman Sami, a student of 2017-18 academic session of Law department also organizational secretary of Sir AF Rahman hall Chhatra League, said, ” Today we came here to protest yellow journalism practiced by Prothom Alo. Motiur Rahman, the editor of the daily, has been accused of child exploitation, killing a student of Dhaka Residential Model College and so more.”
“We, the conscious students of Dhaka University, are protesting the heinous activities of Prothom Alo. For doing such heinous acts, Motiur Rahman has to be arrested soon,” he added.
On March 26, Prothom Alo published a ‘graphic card’ with a photograph and a quotation of a day la-bourer Zakir Hossain for sharing a news report on Facebook. However, the national daily later removed the post from online due to a discrepancy regarding the photo that was used with the news.
Later, the report was republished with necessary amendments and a note below the report regarding the correction.