Six BRAC University students on Thursday started fast unto death demanding punishment of officials responsible for ‘assaulting’ one of their teachers and attackers on students.
Many students continued protesting in front of the VC office since Monday morning demanding punishment for officials who had reportedly assaulted law teacher Farhaan Uddin Ahmed.
Students alleged that Farhaan was assaulted by the university’s registrar Muhammad Sahool Afzal, assistant registrar Md Mahi Uddin and university’s co-curricular activities senior officer Jabed Rasel on Sunday afternoon.
At about 11:00am, six students extending support to other students’ demands began fasting unto death at place adjacent to campus at Mahakhali.
Students who are holding hunger strike are also calling for punishment of university officials and security guard who attacked protesting students and drove them away from campus on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Students who started fast unto death are business school student Yeasinur Rahman, law students Kamrun Nahar, Erfanur Rahman, Sadia Afrin and Sheikh Noman, mathematics and natural science student Akash Ahmed.
Protesting students also demands fair probe into the incidents and intervention of University Grants Commission and the education ministry to resolve the matter as they lost faith on the university authorities.
Kamrun Nahar said they want resignation of registrar and justice of security guard attack on students. ‘We would continue our fast unto death till our demands were met’ she said.
Despite suspension of classes, students gathered around the university premises to continue their protest.
No classes were held for the second day as the university authorities decided to cancel all classes for Wednesday and Thursday.
Meanwhile a BRAC University statement issued on Thursday said that probe committee started their work on the day and admin and the students agreed to include law student Maimuna Syed Ahmed as student representative at the committee.
The committee was asked to submit its report within five working days from August 3.
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