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17 July, 2017 12:05:23 AM
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Students asked to call off hunger strike

JU Correspondent
Students asked to 
call off hunger strike

The Jahangirnagar University (JU) syndicate yesterday ordered four students of the university to withdraw programme as they started hunger strike unto death  demanding withdrawal of a vandalism case filed against 56 students of the university.

One of the syndicate members also Pro-Vice-chancellor of the university Prof Amir Hussain said “It is impossible to withdraw case for us. Because, university does not have any authority to withdraw the case, it is matter of police. The university syndicate ordered the students to withdraw hunger strike.”

“If the students and the university authorities reached any negotiation then the court will decide about the withdrawal of case after getting the investigation report from police. Now, the authorities can just request police to withdraw case”, he added.

Earlier, an emergency syndicate meeting sat about at 2pm at the JU senate hall while JU Vice Chancellor Prof. Farzana Islam was in the chair.

Meanwhile, other two students were identified as Tahmina Jahan Tuli, a 42nd batch student of English and Khan Muntasir Arman, 43rd batch student of Law department joined the hunger strike yesterday morning in solidarity with Zahid and Puja. Earlier, on Saturday, Sarder Zahid of English and Puja Biswas, of International relations department in the started hunger strike unto death.  A large number of students of the university expressed their solidarity with them demanding the withdrawal of case filed for vandalising VC’s residence.

Meanwhile, the students declared to continue hunger strike as the university authorities did not take any initiative yet to withdraw case. Of the two students who started strike Puja Biswas and Sarder Zahid became sick.

Earlier, on May 26, marketing student Nazmul Hasan Rana, 24, and microbiology student Arafat, 24, were killed as a bus hit a human hauler carrying them on Dhaka-Aricha highway in Savar's C&B bus stand. Afterwards, agitating students blocked the highway demanding speed breakers there.

But police fired rubber bullets and tear gas shells to disperse them. At least 10 people, including students, a JU official and two journalists, were injured at that time.

Later, they besieged the VC's house to know why such an action was taken. During the demonstration, 42 JU students were held and later shown arrested in the vandalism case filed by Registrar Abu Bakr Siddique.

The next day, all the 42 were released on bail.

 

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