Tagore’s sculpture back on DU campus

The Report Desk

Published: February 18, 2023, 10:26 PM

Tagore’s sculpture back on DU campus

A statue of poet Rabindranath Tagore that disappeared after it was installed protesting all kinds of censorship and repression on Dhaka University campus, is back again. 

After the Dhaka University (DU) authorities removed the sculpture of Rabindranath Tagore that students had built to protest against banning books, the statue has returned to its place on Saturday. 

The DU students found several parts of the sculpture around the campus and managed to build it again next to the Raju Memorial Sculpture.

However, this time, the sculpture is different. 

In this regard, DU Chhatra Union leader Shimul Kumbhkaar said they have built the sculpture again after finding parts of it all over the campus. 

Meanwhile, Golam Rabbani said: "We have informed our position on this matter. The intentions of those who brought the sculpture back, are not noble at all. When the book fair, the symbol of our Bangali nationhood, is going on, such activities are by no means desirable.”

DU authorities on Thursday removed the statue of Rabindranath Tagore. 

The students built the symbolic sculpture on Tuesday to protest against the recent banning and censorship of books at the Amar Ekushe Book Fair.


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