Agitating teachers and students of Jahangirnagar University on Monday night confined vice-chancellor Professor Farzana Islam to her house on the campus demanding her resignation for her alleged involvement in corruption and misappropriation of university fund.
More than a hundred protesters under the banner of Jahangirnagar against Corruption brought out a procession from the old administrative building in the evening and later they took position in front of the vice-chancellor’s house after parading different streets.
The protesters vowed to continue the sit-in.
Mohammad Mahthir, one of the protesters said, ‘We were forced to besiege the VC’s resident as we requested her several times to resign but she rejected our call.’
JU proctor ASM Feroz Ul Hasan said they were taking special measures to ensure security and safety on the campus.
Earlier, protesters at a press conference in front of the old administrative building at about 3:30pm vowed to continue their all-out strike for the removal of the vice-chancellor.
Protesters met with education minister Dipu Moni on the previous night to resolve the crisis at her house in Dhaka.
JU philosophy professor Rayhan Rhyne, one of the spokespersons of the Jahangirnagar against Corruption platform, said that the minister asked them to file a complaint against the VC’s corruption within seven days.’
Meanwhile, the protesters complained that they could not access their Facebook page entitled ‘Jahangirnagar against Corruption.’
The protest erupted on the campus on August 23 demanding a judicial inquiry into the reported involvement of the vice-chancellor in corruption and mismanagement of Tk 14.45 billion development funds.
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