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Protesters lock admin building for second day in JU

  • Say will continue movement until demands are met
  • Demand eviction of non-students
Update : 13 Feb 2024, 05:13 PM

The administrative building at Jahangirnagar University (JU) was again locked for two hours as a symbolic protest for the second consecutive day as teachers and students, under the banner of the anti-oppression platform "Nipironer Biruddhe Jahangirnagar," intensified their protests.

The demonstrators are pressing a five-point demand, which includes the swift trial of individuals involved in the recent gang rape on the university campus.

The demands also encompass the eviction of non-students from dormitories and the provision of proper accommodations for regular students.

Professor Shamsul Alam Selim from the Department of Government and Politics emphasized that the university syndicate had committed to evicting non-students within five working days but failed to do so.

He highlighted the anarchy within the campus, attributing it to administrators overseeing dormitories residing outside the campus.

Professor Selim stated that the five-point demand put forth by the students is logical, and the movement will persist until their demands are met.

Alif Mahmud, the Convener of the Student Union, emphasized their repeated calls for the administration to take action against Mahmudur Rahman Jony, an assistant professor accused of sexual harassment.

The protesters declared that they would not allow the formation of a syndicate if action is not taken against Jony.

Kanoj Kanti Roy, a Department of Drama and Dramatics student, pointed out the challenges students face in securing dormitory accommodations, affecting their learning environment.

He criticized non-students staying in dormitories under the authority's protection, depriving current students of their rights.

Monday saw the initiation of the protest, with faculty members and students expressing dissatisfaction with the administration's inaction in removing non-students from dormitories.

The ongoing protests underscore the commitment of JU students and teachers to a safer and more accountable educational environment at the university.

The demonstrations were triggered by the recent gang rape on campus, leading to the expulsion of the accused, Mustafizur Rahman, from the student wing of the Awami League.

Mustafizur, who held the position of international affairs secretary, was subsequently arrested, along with five others connected to the crime, following protests and movements within JU.

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