The same punishment imposed on a teacher in Narayanganj to humiliate him publicly became the symbol of protest on social networks.
Many Bangladeshis published photos of them holding their ears with the words “sorry sir” on the social media platforms to express their solidarity with the teacher who had been made to do squats holding ears in the presence of a local legislator, allegedly for making disparaging remarks about religion.
Angered by the incident, many Facebook users uploaded photos of them squatting and even made their profile and these cover images.
Users of social networks began campaigns on Facebook and Twitter with hashtags #sorrysir, #IamSORRY, #weRSORRYsir, #shyamalkantibhakta in protest over the incident.
They demanded a fair investigation into the incident and that the perpetrators are brought to justice.
On Friday, Shyamal Kanti Bhakta, director of the High School piyar Sattar Latif area Bandar, was beaten by a mob before he was made to do squats holding ears in the presence of local lawmaker of Jatiya Party AKM Selim Osman.
After the incident, Gitiara Nasreen, professor of communication and mass journalist department of Dhaka University, gave a dark picture of the teacher being humiliated as cover photo of your Facebook page.
She has also uploaded a picture on the same page and wrote: “. This is my picture”
Another DU Prof AJM Shafiul Alam Bhuiyan in a state of Facebook wrote: “How to resist bullies who insult and kill humans For Mr. Kanti: I am ashamed dear colleague”.
The popular actor Hasan Rawnak iresh Zaker and put photos as their profile pictures, which is seen holding his ears.
Shahriar Alam, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, in a state of Facebook wrote, “I am expressing deep conviction for the humiliation of Narayanganj teacher. The minister honorable Education gave us the confidence to take action on an investigation. Hope [action ] it would be taken soon. “
A Facebook group has already come up with the name “kandhorehokprotibad (We will protest holding ears)”. Its members incident upload photos of them holding their ears demonstrated.