JU teacher-students jointly demand proctor’s removal

JU teacher-students jointly demand proctor’s removal

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Teachers and students of Jahangirnagar University on Saturday demanded the university proctor Prof. Tapan Kumar Saha’s removal as part of their ongoing movement alleging the negligence and failure to ensure students security.
Under the banner of Jahangirnagar Sangskritik Jote, Progressive Students’ Alliance and Anti-Imperialist Students’ Union staged solidarity rally in front of Mohuatola beside the central Shaheed Minar around 12.00 pm.At the rally, Prof. Nasim Akhtar Hossain, convener of Teacher-Students Unity Platform said, ‘when our students protested demanding a legal action, the university authority needed neither to express solidarity with them nor beat up them. It’s very heinous incident. Our Vice-Chancellor Prof. Farzana Islam cannot avoid to this responsibility. She should meet our demand by removing proctor.’
Among others teachers, Prof. Anu Muhammad, Prof. Anwarullah Bhuiyan, Prof. Said Ferdous, Associate Prof. Rayhan Rayne and Associate Prof. Md. Golam Rabbani also expressed solidarity with the movement.
Nasiruddin Prince, general secretary of SSF, Sowmit Joydip, former president of JU BSU unit, Zobair Tipu, president of Sangskritik Jote, Mahi Mahfuz, former president of Sangskritik Jote, Dipanjan Sidhanta Kajol, president of JU BSU, Sushmita Moriom GS of JU SSF, Masum Munwar, founder president of Chirkut were present at the protest programme.
Prof Tapan left after ordering police to baton-charge JU students blockading the Dhaka-Aricha highway on April 25, in protest against the “government’s failure” to arrest the killers of Comilla Victoria Government College student Sohagi Jahan Tonu. Prof. Tapan rejected the allegation.
Earlier, the demand of Proctor’s resignation was raised by teachers and students over leaking a phone conversation with a Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader to incite BCL men to create unrest on the campus. It was the third time that the demand for removal of proctor Prof. Tapan Kumar Saha or his resignation has been raised to ensure students’ security, source said. – JU Correspondent

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