JU students withdraw fast-unto death

Our Correspondent | Published: 20:42, Jul 17,2017


The students of the Jahangirnagar University who are on a fast unto death programme have withdrawn programme on Monday evening at the assurance of administration to withdraw the case against 56 students for vandalism at the Vice-Chancellor’s House on May 27.

Students break their fasting by drinking water as a group of teachers representative went to the spot assured them to take next steps for withdrew of case against them at the University Shaheed Minar premises.

Pro-vice-chancellor Amir Hussain said, ‘We immediately take necessary steps to withdraw the case against students ‘.

Amir Hussain along with treasure Manzarul Hqu, Nasim Akhter Hossain, JU teachers association president Farid Ahmed and secretary Farid Ahmed met the students and broke their fasting.

Earlier, a total of eight students  continued fast-unto death demanding the withdrawal of case while four students were joined in the hunger strike on Monday.

The newly joined four students were as Foisal Ahmed (Rudro) of philosophy, Nayeemul Alam Mishu of Bangla, Tasnuva Tazin Eva of journalism and media studies and Ratul Khalid of anthropology department of the university.

Tahmina JahanTuli, Sarder Zahid and Puja Biswas fell sick in the third day while on duty medical doctor give medicine.

Earlier, Tahmina JahanTuli, of English and Khan Muntasir Arman, 43rd batch student of law and justice department joined on strike on Sunday morning, in solidarity with Sarder Zahid and Puja Biswas who started hunger strike undo death on Saturday.

Earlier, On Sunday, JU syndicate asked the students to withdraw their hunger strike at an emergency meeting.

On May 26, marketing student Nazmul Hasan Rana, 24, and microbiology student Arafat, 24, were killed as a bus hit a human haulier carrying them on Dhaka-Aricha highway in Savar's C&B bus stand area.

Afterwards, agitating students blocked the highway demanding speed breakers there.

But police fired rubber bullets and teargas canisters to disperse them. At least 10 people, including students, a JU official and two journalists, were injured.

Later, they besieged the VC's residence. 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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