Demo goes on at JU rejecting ban order



Publish: 7:01 PM, November 7, 2019 | Update: 7:01:PM, November 7, 2019
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Shahadat Sumon, JU correspondent: The protesting Teachers and students continued demonstration amid ban of all sorts of gathering and procession on the university campus demanding the removal of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Farzana Islam over graft allegation.

Protesting teachers blockaded the both administration offices in the morning yesterday by locking the main entrances and staged sit-in there.

Around at 1 pm, the protesters brought out a procession from the old registrar building that paraded different streets on the campus. The rally stayed some time near at the VC house and ended at the old registrar building premises.

Addressing the function, Shovon Rahman of JU Socialist Student Front said, “We do not want Farzana as the Vice-Chancellor anymore as she is taking inhumane strategy to inhibit our fare demand’, said an organizer of the movement Shakil Uzman at the short gathering.

Meanwhile, in response the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s speech, the coordinator of the ongoing protest platform ‘Jahangirnagar against Corruption’ Professor Rayhan Rhyne expressed deep concern as government is yet to go forward to investigation despite having the existing strong evidences to prove the graft compliant against JU VC Professor Farzana Islam.

‘The primary evidences to prove the graft allegation are available at everywhere, especially, the confession of the BCL men who gets the share of the distributed money. Besides, the news of financial scam in different dailies is the enough to prove the allegation, we guess’, he said.

‘We were seeking investigation from the beginning of the movement. Vice-chancellor decided not to make further investigation at the meeting with the protesters on September 12 as she would have to leave for fare investigation and our suspicion gets stronger while she took the decision for not to form probe body. We believe, if the government conduct a fare inquiry over the allegation using the evidences, the allegation will be proved’, he added.

In the meantime, the protesting students held a street concert in front of the VC’s resident in the evening. The street concert was going on till filing this report.

Earlier, according to the decision of the emergency Syndicate meeting on Tuesday, the campus was closed for indefinite period and asked to vacant the dormitories.

Besides, a notification was issued by the Public Relations Office on Wednesday night, the university administration banned all sorts of the gathering and procession on the university campus.

Even the students asked to avoid staying in the office or residential area on the university campus, according to the notification.

The protestors announced their next day program as making 60 ft long protest banner, rally and protest march.