Punitive actions against instigating students: PM

Published: 09 Nov 2019   

Online Desk

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has warned of punitive actions against instigating students to create unrest in public universities reminding all concerned that these institutions of higher studies are run with public money.

She uttered the warning while inaugurating the Bangladesh Jatiya Sramik League’s (BJSL) 13th national council at Suhrawardy Udyan in the city on Saturday afternoon, reports BSS.

In an apparent reference to the current unrest in Jahangirnagar University and other public universities, the premier said if the situation continued the government might stop funding these institutions which would require agitators or their instigators to bear their study expenses.

Sheikh Hasina asked those who were waging the movements at the universities for various demands to think that what they would do.

The premier said some people are unnecessarily raising allegations (against the university authorities) whether those are right or wrong.

Sheikh Hasina said there is no country like Bangladesh, where the public universities provide education to students at so much low cost.

The prime minister also questioned as to how much money is spent in each semester after being admitted to the private universities.

Sheikh Hasina said Tk 2 lakh or more is being spent for a student at a public university. The amount is higher at engineering, medical or vocational institutions and the government is providing all expenses, she said.

Sheikh Hasina said the government will provide money and do all development projects and those staging demonstrations feel very good to accept it. “But the government cannot take any action there, it can never happens,” she said.

The prime minister said there is a saying that “independence is good, but it’s not for boys” and this will have to be kept in mind. “I think it’s better not to speak such type of childish word,” she said.


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