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JnU Chhatra League and Teachers’ Association postpone demo

Update : 18 Mar 2014, 06:52 PM

The Jagannath University (JnU) Teachers’ Association and the Hall Recovery Sangram Parishad led by the university unit Bangladesh Chhatra League have postponed their ongoing agitation programme to retrieve their grabbed halls.

On the other hand, the Progressive Students’ Alliance led by the left student parties took the lead of the ongoing demonstration and warned that they would cordon off the secretariat and the prime minister’s office if their demands were not met in face of the demonstration.

In a written statement yesterday, JnU unit Chhatra League announced that they would postpone the demonstration until the probe formed submitted their report, while the teachers’ association, in their statement, claimed that they postponed the demonstration as JnU unit Chhatra League Secretary Shirajul Islam alleged stopped the tender work of Chemistry Department. The teachers said they would not participate in any demonstration led by anyone like Shirajul.

However, JnU Teachers’ Association Secretary Dr Parimal Bala said they would start new programmes, if needed.

Meanwhile, agitated students led by the progressive alliance brought out procession on the campus around 10am and staged demonstration by setting fire to tires in front of Bangladesh Bank Sadarghat Branch.

The students also blocked the Chittaranjan Avenue, suspending vehicular movement for two hours. Later, the students announced new demonstration programmes around 2pm through a media briefing at the university cafeteria after holding a rally in front of the Shahhed Rafiq building.

As per new demo programme, they would hold protest rallies and processions on March 19, 20, and 24, along with a view exchange meeting with the local residences on March 31.

They would also hold a sit-in programme in front of the JnU vice-chancellor’s office on April 2. They also warned to cordon off the secretariat and the PMO, if their demands were not met by then.

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