JU tense over case filed against students

JU tense over case filed against students

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Savar – Demanding the withdrawal of case filed against some students, general students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) have continued their demonstration. on Sunday evening, they brought out a torch procession on the campus.Under the banner of “Protibader Nam Jahangirnagar” (Name of protest is Jahangirnagar), around 500 students brought out a procession, that originated at JU main gate and ended at Bottola after a short meeting.
In the meantime, the agitating students declared plan to lay siege to JU registrar building till the case – registered against vandalising the VC’s office over police action against students – is withdrawn.
On the other hand, university authorities have asked all concerned along with the agitators to refrain from any act that could harm university’s academic and administrative functionalities, a press release from Public Relations Office (PRO) said
The campus unrest owes its origin to a May-26 road accident that killed two JU students. General students of the university demonstrated over the death of their two fellows and put barricade on the Dhaka-Aricha highway. At one stage, police resorted to lathi charge and firing of rubber bullets and teargas canisters to disperse them which left 10 injured including a journo.
Later, the agitating students vandalized JU VC’s residence in protest. Because of the unrest situation, the authorities shut down the campus on May 28 and lodged a case against 56 students accusing them of assaulting teachers with an attempt to murder. – JU Correspondent

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