Action if students do not leave halls by 3:30 pm: JU

Published: 06 Nov 2019 Updated: 07 Nov 2019   

JU Correspondent

The authorities have asked all the students of the residential halls of Jahangirnagar University (JU) to leave the dormitories by 3:30 pm on Wednesday.

"None, including the protestors, the general students, and the BCL men can stay at the halls. Police will conduct searches in residential halls if necessary. And legal action will be taken against students who will remain after the deadline," the university authorities told reporters.

On Tuesday, the authorities have declared JU closed for indefinite period in the face of ongoing protests demanding the removal of the Vice-Chancellor. Students were asked to leave the halls by 4:30 pm on the day.

The decision was taken at an emergency syndicate meeting held in the conference room of the university's new administrative building in the afternoon, said Rahima Kaniz, acting registrar of the university.

At least 20 teachers and students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) have been injured as leaders and activists of university’s Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) unit attacked them on the campus.

The injured teachers, students, including four journalists, were admitted to university's medical centre.

The incident took place in front of the residence of Vice-Chancellor of JU on Tuesday noon.

Defying the order, students continued staging demonstrations on the campus. They threatened that they would not leave the campus until the VC resigns from her post.

Under the circumstances, the authorities took the decision by asking the students to vacate the halls by 3:30 pm.

Meanwhile, the protesting teachers of Jahangirnagar University (JU) have demanded the removal of their Vice-Chancellor Professor Farzana Islam on charges of assaulting teachers and students and her corruption.

They also demanded the government to suspend the VC from the university.

The teachers made the demands at a 'solidarity rally' against corruption organized at the university's old administrative building at 12 noon on Wednesday.  

The protesting teachers said, "Professor Farzana Islam was afraid of going to investigate the corruption allegations leveled against her. She did not listen to any demands and movements of the teachers-students. When the teachers and students finally stayed in front of his residence demanding her removal, the protestors were beaten up by the BCL men. After this incident, Professor Farzana Islam cannot be the vice-chancellor of the university. She has also lost the moral right to stay at the university as a teacher."

Expressing solidarity with the movement, Prof Anu Muhammad was present at the rally.

Among others, who attended the rally include Tanjim Uddin Khan, Prof of International Relations Department of Dhaka University, Prof Raihan Raine, Prof Sayeed Ferdous, Prof Mirza Taslima Sultana, Prof Kamrul Ahsan, Prof Anwarullah Bhuiyan, Prof Abdur Razzak, Prof Khobir Uddin, Prof Kabirul Bashar, Prof Sharmind Nilormi.


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