POST TIME: 3 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Removal of JU VC
Protesters to besiege VC’s residence
Our Correspondent, JU

Protesters to besiege VC’s residence

The agitating students and teachers of Jahangirnagar University (JU) yesterday announced that they will besiege the residence of the Vice Chancellor (VC) Professor Farzana Islam at any time as part of their movement.  They made the disclosure during a press conference at the ‘VC Removal Mancha’ around at 4.30 pm.

The protestors also announced that their ‘All Out Strike’ will continue while they will besiege the administrative and academic buildings too.  At the press meet, they denounced the university authorities for filing a case against ‘unknown’ 40-50 protesters following the alleged attack on JU Assistant Proctor Mohibur Rouf Shaibal on Thursday.  

Terming the case false and baseless, the protesters claimed that university authorities are trying to defend the ongoing movement against the VC over the graft allegation.  Convener of the platform ‘Jahangirnagar Against Corruption’ Professor Raihan Rayen said, “The university authorities filed a case yesterday. The case was against us. It is a deceptive case. Two of our demonstrators were assaulted by the assistant proctor who claimed that he was injured by the protesters.”

Terming the incident as ‘drama’, he said that the university authorities are trying to harass the demonstrators by filing the case. The JU VC used her authorities in such misdeeds to cover her corruption.  To protest the case that was filed against them, they brought out a protest rally from the ‘Joy Bangla’ gate of the university in the evening.  Earlier on Friday night, JU chief security officer Shudipta Shaheen filed a case against ‘unknown’ 40-50 people following the alleged attack on assistant proctor Mohibur Rouf Shaibal.

Meanwhile, the JU Teachers Association decided to appeal to the Chancellor for resolving the crisis of the university. A release signed by JUTA president Professor Ajit Majumder and Secretary Sohel Rana confirmed this.  Professor Ajit Majumder said, “We sat with the protesters and the VC-backed portion. Finally we took the decision at our executive meeting.”