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Gopalganj BSMRSTU VC leaves campus

  • Published at 10:39 pm September 29th, 2019
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Prof Dr Khondoker Md Nasiruddin Collected

The investigation committee, commissioned by the university authority, on September 27 submitted their investigation report on the attack on student protestors

Gopalganj Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University (BSMRSTU) Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Khondoker Md Nasiruddin has left the university campus under tight security.

He left the campus under police protection from his official residence at 9pm on Sunday.

Earlier in the day, University Grants Commission (UGC) probe committee, formed to investigate the alleged misdeeds of VC Dr Nasiruddin, recommended that he should be removed from the post.

Protesting students show BSMRSTU VC Prof Khondoker Md Nasiruddin the red card on the university campus in Gopalganj on September 27, 2019 |Dhaka TribuneA letter, signed by UGC Chairman Prof Dr Kazi Shahidullah, was sent to the Education Ministry in this regard, confirmed UGC Member Prof Dil Afroze Begum.

She said the 5-member investigation committee found evidence of irregularities and corruption on the part of BSMRSTU VC Prof Dr Khondoker Md Nasiruddin.

The investigation committee, commissioned by the university authority, on September 27 submitted their investigation report on the attack on student protestors.

Students of BSMRSTU at Gopalganj have been staging non-stop demonstrations for 11 days demanding the VC's resignation.

On Sunday, they also continued their sit-in program on the university campus. Meanwhile, they sought the prime minister's intervention to solve the crisis.

What caused the protests?

The students started their protests when the BSMRSTU authorities issued an order to suspend second-year law student Fatema-tuz-Zinia earlier this month, for her supposedly objectionable comments about BSMRSTU in Facebook on September 10.

However, the university lifted the suspension order on September 18, after the news went viral on social media, and sparked severe criticism about the university.

On September 20, authorities shut down the university until October 3. The university authorities also asked its students to vacate the halls.

On September 21, at least 20 students of BSMRSTU in Gopalganj were injured during attacks by the vice-chancellor’s supporters.

Ignited by the incident, the students strengthened their protest against the vice-chancellor, and demanded his resignation.