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Fresh agitation halts JU admin activities

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Published: 07:10, 4 September 2019   Update: 15:18, 26 July 2020
Fresh agitation halts JU admin activities

JU Correspondent: For the second consecutive day, a section of students and teachers of Jahangirnagar University (JU) laid a siege to the administrative building of the university on Wednesday morning, pressing for a three-point demand.

Under the banner of Jahangirnagar Against Corruption, a joint platform of students and teachers of university, they besieged the administrative building around 7:30am, restricting the employees of the university to enter into the administrative building.

As a result, the administrative activities have remained suspended like yesterday.

The demonstrators will continue the programme till 4:00pm.

Shakil Uzzaman, convener of ‘Bangladesh Shadharan Shikkharthi Adhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad’ of JU unit, told risingbd that: “The university administration has talked to us and proposed to hold a discussion on the issue.”

On Sunday, the platform announced the siege programme from a press conference at the Teacher-and-Student Centre (TSC) of the university.

The three-point demand includes the relocation of three male students’ dormitories which the authorities planned to construct near Rabindranath Hall, and judicial probe into the allegations of corruption and irregularities centring the mega project and resetting masterplan after discussing with all stake holders halting the remaining work of the mega project.

The felling of trees on the campus to execute the development project angered the teachers and students.


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