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BAU students place 6-point demand protesting sexual harassment

Special Correspondent Crime 2024-02-11, 10:54pm


BAU students protest sexual harassment

BAU, Feb 11 - Students of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) have placed a 6-point demand protesting the sexual harassment and molestation of a fellow student.

The third-year students of the Faculty of Animal Husbandry brought out a procession from their faculty that ended at the administration building.

At that time, they also marched surrounding the administrative building and boycotted the class and examination.

The students said that on February 10, the victim student was going to take a practical class at Shahjalal Animal Nutrition Field Laboratory of the university. While passing through the road adjacent to the residential area of the Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA) a 20-25-year-old autorickshaw driver touched her body from behind and tried to lift her into the vehicle.

“When the victim screamed, the man fled with the CNG,” they added.

 Their demands are:

 1. The CNG driver should be identified and brought to justice immediately.

 2. The movement of outsiders should be controlled.

 3. Every place in the university should be covered by CCTV and adequate lighting should be ensured at every corner of the campus.

4. Specific uniforms for Rickshaws and auto drivers’ with registration numbers should be ensured.

5. Ensure proper accountability of the security unit.

6. The number of security personnel should be increased.

Proctor Professor Dr. Md. Azharul Islam said the number of the vehicle was collected through CCTV footage.

The matter has been informed to all concerned security departments.

A general diary (GD) was lodged at Kotwali Model Police Station in this regard, said Prof. Dr Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, director of the University Security Council.

“Efforts are on to trace the accused CNG driver,” he added.-UNB