JU protests demanding removal of VC

New Age Youth | Published: 00:00, Nov 10,2019


STUDENTS and teachers of Jahangirnagar University under the banner of ‘Jahangirnagar against Corruption’ are carrying out their protests demanding the removal of the vice-chancellor.

On November 8, teachers of JU handed documents to the education minister Dipu Moni containing evidence of alleged corruption and misconducts of the vice-chancellor Farzana Islam.

On Friday afternoon, a cross-section of people under the banner ‘Teachers-Students, Guardians and Citizens’ took part in a rally in front of the National Museum at Shahbagh demanding removal of JU VC and legal actions against the responsible Bangladesh Chhatra League members who attacked the protesters.

On November 5, BCL cadres allegedly assaulted protesters injuring 36 teachers and students while the agitators were demonstrating in front of the residence of vice-chancellor Farzana Islam on the campus demanding her resignation.

Following an emergency syndicate meeting chaired by VC Farzana Islam at her registrar building office in the noon, the university authorities asked the students to vacate the student halls by Tuesday evening, reads a release issued by JU acting registrar Rahima Kaniz.

Defying the authorities’ decision, many students and teachers continued their protests.

Meanwhile, students of different institutions across the country expressed solidarity with the protesters and demanded removal of JU VC and legal actions for the responsible BCL men.

New Age Youth desk


On November 4, Bangladesh Student Union’s Moulvibazar Government College unit held their 21th council in the campus and formed a 15-member committee.

On November 3, students of Rajshahi Polytechnic Institute held a protest demanding legal actions against Bangladesh Chhatra League man who physically harassed a teacher.

On October 31, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh organised a presentation on ‘Ottoman Architecture Continuity and Changes in Nuruosmaniye Ayazma and Laleli Moaques’ at their Dhanmondi campus.

On October 31, a student team from Bangladesh University of Professionals bagged the championship trophy of Unilever BizMaestros 2019 in Dhaka.  

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