Bangladesh: JU shut down indefinitely as 25 injured in protest

Bangladesh: JU shut down indefinitely as 25 injured in protest

Agency News

Dhaka, Nov 6 : The Jahangir University has been shut down for an indefinite period by the varsity authorities post Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) attack on demonstrating students and teachers that left at least 25 injured.

The students and teachers are demonstrating since August 23, demanding resignation of Vice-Chancellor Farzana Islam over allegations of graft and other irregularities of the campus development project, Dhaka Tribune reported.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is keeping an eye on the situation at the varsity, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader told reporters on Tuesday.

Around 150 students gathered on campus around 10:30am on Wednesday and brought out a procession from the old Arts building of the institution.

Many teachers have also joined the procession demanding the resignation of the vice chancellor. Protesters also condemned the attack on them, which left 25 people injured on Tuesday.

Third year student of JU's Chemistry department, Tazrin Islam Tonni, also one of the protesters, said: "We will not move away from the campus until the vice chancellor resigns. We will remain very firm on our stance of Prof Farzana's resignation."

The procession passed through all the residential halls for females, requesting the remaining students to join the protest. UNI