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9 November, 2019 12:49:06 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 9 November, 2019 11:52:24 AM
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Protests continue at JU defying ban

Our Correspondent, JU
Protests continue at JU defying ban
Students of Jahangirnagar University, defying a ban on protests, draw various allegations against VC Professor Farzana Islam on a piece of cloth and hold a procession on the campus with the artwork yesterday. Star Mail Photo

The protesting students of Jahangirnagar University yesterday continued to defy a ban on protests drawing various allegations against Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Farzana Islam on a piece of cloth and held a procession on the campus with the artwork. As part of their pre-announced programme, they displayed a 60-feet cloth painting in front of the Old Registrar Building. The piece of artwork carried different types of protest notes and mockery against the beleaguered VC.

Meanwhile, students and teachers protesting against Vice-Chancellor Farzana Islam were set to submit a letter and documents to the education minister through the minister’s personal secretary yesterday. Professor Khabir Uddin, one of the protesting teachers, said documents proving corruption of Vice-Chancellor Prof Farzana Islam will be handed over to Dr Alim Khan, the personal secretary to the education minister today (Friday).

“We will submit a six-page complaint letter regarding the corruption of JU VC. In addition, 70 pages of related documents will be submitted with the letter. Professor Khandakar Hasan Mahmud and Professor Tarek Reza will submit it to the personal secretary of the education minister tonight (Friday night),” he said.

Meanwhile, the demonstrating students have announced to exhibit their anti-VC 60-foot painting today at the main

entrance of the university.  Nazir Amin Chowdhury Joy, one of the organisers of the anti-corruption platform said they will display the painting Saturday afternoon at the main entrance to the campus.

Protesters claimed that they drew a 30-feet painting earlier to show symbolic protest against the VC. But some of VC-backed teachers and officials ransacked the piece of painting.

The agitators said were expressing their language of protest against ‘injustice and corruption’ through imagery. Through the picture, they also highlighted the irregularities including ‘corruption’ by the VC, voluntarism, and attacks on the protesters by the BCL.

One of the protesters Nazir Amin Chowdhury Joy said, “We have drawn again this piece of painting to show our protest against the VC. We are also showing symbolic protest against the recent attack on us by the VC-backed student group through this painting.”

Ariful Islam Anik, general secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra Union (JU unit) said, “This painting is against the corruption and irregularities. We’re trying to describe the corruption of VC and BCL’s recent attack on protesters through this painting.”

Later, the agitators brought out a rally carrying the piece of painting on the campus from Old Administrative Building, which ended at the New Arts Faculty Building.

Meanwhile, the General Secretary of the JU unit Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) SM Abu Sufian Chanchal has resigned from his post.

He was reported to have submitted the resignation letter to the central office cell of the ruling party’s student body on Tuesday. Office Secretary of central BCL Ahsan Habib confirmed it yesterday. BCL acting secretary Lekhak Bhattacharya also confirmed it. He said that the decision over the resignation would be informed later through a press release. The central leaders did not want to cite any reason behind the resignation.

Earlier, the protesting teachers and students gathered and compiled documents of corruption against the VC with a view to submitting it to the Ministry of Education and the University Grants Commission (UGC). “We are preparing documents on the ‘corruption’ of JU VC Prof. Farzana Islam and it’ll be submitted to the education minister and the UGC”, said Ariful Islam Anik. The protesting teachers and students also held a meeting to fix the activities for the protest programme.

Meanwhile, over 50 female students staged a demonstration in front of Bangamata Fazilatunnesa Mujib hall yesterday evening, demanding the opening female dormitories.

When contacted, Hall Provost Professor Md Mujur Rahman, however, said he was unable to do anything. “The decision of closing dormitories was taken by the syndicate. So, I cannot violate the decision by opening my hall,” he said.


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