30 injured in JU attack, students asked to vacate hall

:: JU Correspondent ::

At least 30 teachers and students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) were injured in an alleged attack by the leaders and activists of Chhatra League during a protest program, demanding resignation of Vice Chancellor Prof Farzana Islam.

The clashes took place in front of the residence of the vice chancellor (VC) around 12:00pm.

The agitating teachers and students who are protesting since last three months for removal of Vice-Chancellor Prof Farzana Islam over graft allegation. In this regard they confined VC`s residence from last night.

Meanwhile, VC leaning teachers and officials also took position counteracting the movement.

On Tuesday morning, the protest gained momentum with more students and teachers join demanding VC’s removal
Then, around 100 BCL men led by its JU unit President Jewel Rana swooped on the students, teachers and journalists around noon and dispersed them from the spot.

At least 30 protesters including teacher were injured. Besides, three journalists were also injured in the attack by BCL while they on duty.

The injured are being given first aid at the University Medical Center. Eight persons were sent to Enam Medical College Hospital in Savar for better treatment, said a on duty doctor at JU Medical Center, Rezwanur Rahman.
Following the clash, Jahangirnagar University (JU) has been shut down for an indefinite period of time.

The authorities made the announcement after an emergency meeting of syndicate led by Vice Chancellor Prof. Farzana Islam that was held at the new administration building of the university on Tuesday afternoon.
Rahima Kaniz, acting registrar and also syndicate secretary of the university, confirmed the matter.

She said: “Students have been asked to vacate the residential halls by 4:30pm today [Tuesday].”

Acting Proctor of the university, ASM Firoz-ul-Hasan, said, “The hall has been vacated. Students have to leave the hall by 5 pm.

Refusing the declaration of hall vacant, protesters continued demonstration in front of vice chancellor’s residence.

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