|More eminent citizens stand by Prof Yunus
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Twelve distinguished personalities in a statement here yesterday said some quarters are expressing and publishing opinions and news about Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad, which do not focus the truth.
They said that it seems the quarter is out to damage the image of Dr Yunus who in his long life has done many welfare activities for poor people in the country.
Everyman may have different opinions on the activities of Prof Yunus, but the opinions given by the quarters are destroying the country's reputation across the world, they added.
They also said there is no scope to raise any question after the Norwegian government's opinion on the matter.
The eminent persons are: East Delta University Vice Chancellor (VC) Sikandar Khan, Prof Dr Moinul Islam of Economics department of Chittagong University (CU), Prof Mahfujul Hoque Chowdhury of Political Science of CU, former CU VC Abdul Mannan, writer Fahmida Amin, women leader and writer Begum Mustari Safi, ULAB University Prof Mohit-ul-Alam, journalist Abul Momen, Chittagong Press Club President Abu Sufian, Chittagong District Lawyers' Association President Salehuddin Haider Siddique, and freedom fighter Farooque-e-Azam Bir Pratik.