JU protesters stage demo defying ban

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Protesting students and teachers of Jahangirnagar University continue their demonstrations on the campus defying ban as they pushed for the vice-chancellor`s removal on the campus on 7 November, 2019. Photo: Prothom Alo

The protesting students and teachers of Jahangirnagar University on Thursday continued their demonstrations on the campus defying ban as they pushed for the vice-chancellor's removal, reports UNB.

The protesters, under the banner of Jahangirnagar against Corruption, brought out a procession from the old Registrar Building around 1:30pm following a rally.

At the rally, the protesting teachers criticised the statement of deputy minister for education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel saying, “We aren’t from intelligence agencies. How would we prove the allegations?”

The government is responsible to look into the allegations, they added.

Prof Sayed Ferdous of Anthropology department said they will not have any say if the VC comes out clean in an investigation.

However, the protesters are set to organise a concert in front of the VC’s residence in the evening.

On Wednesday night, the university authorities imposed a ban on the participation of non-resident students in any rally and procession on the campus.

Besides, their stay in any office or residential area of the university was prohibited.

On Tuesday, the university was closed for an indefinite period following a clash between protesting students and VC-backed teachers and Bangladesh Chhatra League men.

BCL is the student wing of ruling Awami League.

But the demonstrating students vowed not to vacate their dormitories and staged demonstrations on Wednesday.

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