Pro-Awami League teachers and students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) yesterday brought out a procession on the campus protesting the ongoing arson attacks and bomb blasts in the name of blockade.
Several hundred people, including the employees and the JU unit BCL activists, under the banner of “Bangabandhur Adorshe Biswashi Jahangirnagar Biswabiddalay Paribar” joined the silent procession that started from the administrative office around 11:30am.
It ended on Shaheed Minar premises after parading the Dhaka-Aricha highway, where they held a rally, sources said.
In the programme, the speakers urged the BNP and its alliance to stop the violence immediately.
JU Teachers’ Association (JUTA) President Prof Dr Khabir Uddin said: “Terrorism is not a mean of protest in a civilised and democratic society.” He opined to take legal action against those who were committing crime and violence in the name of movement.
Alleging Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal for attempting to commit subversive activities, JU unit BCL President and General Secretary Mahmudur Rahman Jony and Rajib Ahmed Rasel respective vowed to ensure stability on the campus at any cost.
On Monday night, security forces caught the unit’s JCD leader named Wasim Ahmed Anik while he was fleeing after exploding a crude bomb in front the VC’s residence.