Procession on JU campus breaching ban

Staff Correspondent, Barta24.com
Protests marched on the JU campus, photo: barta24.com

Protests marched on the JU campus, photo: barta24.com

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From JU: The teachers and students of Jahangirnagar University agitating to press removal of Vice Chancellor Farzana Islam have taken out a protest procession violating the ban on gathering on the campus.

They brought out the procession under the banner of ‘Jahangirnagar against Corruption’ around 12pm on Thursday (Nov 7) which marched from Administrative Building to the vice chancellor’s residence.

Earlier, the authorities imposed a ban on any sort of rally, procession and gathering and staying of students in offices, residential areas and other places on the campus, in a circular issued on Wednesday night.

The circular said all the classes and exams of the university have been suspended for indefinite period as per a decision taken in an emergency meeting of the syndicate on Nov 5.

Police position in front of JU Vice-Chancellor's residence

All the dormitories of the university and shops on the camps have been shut. The university authorities think no student should stay on the camps during the ban.

In the Thursday’s procession, the agitators shouted slogans – ‘get out, get out, Farzana get out’, ‘shame to the VC declared persona non grata’, ‘Farzana, when will you leave the university’ and ‘wage movement against Farzana’.

The agitators announced their fresh programmes on Wednesday, which including locking the
Administrative Building on Thursday morning, brining out protest procession at noon, and holding concert in front of VC’s residence in the evening.

Students marched out

The agitating students said they will continue their movement until Vice Chancellor Farzana Islam is removed.