Corruption Allegation: Demo, counter-demo at Jahangirnagar univ | The Daily Star
01:24 AM, October 17, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:24 AM, October 17, 2019

Corruption Allegation: Demo, counter-demo at Jahangirnagar univ

Demanding removal of the vice chancellor for her alleged involvement in corruption, agitating students and teachers of Jahangirnagar University (JU) continued their protest yesterday afternoon.

On the other hand, a newly-formed platform by VC-backed teachers and staffers -- “Jahangirnagar against injustice and for development” -- brought out a silent procession on the campus around 11am.

The afternoon procession by agitating students and teachers was brought under the banner of “Jahangirnagar against Corruption”.

Afterwards, a rally was held, addressed by Prof Kamrul Ahsan of philosophy department.

“A section of teachers are now trying to show their ‘popularity’ by staging demo. They are actually for corruption,” he alleged.

He also said an appeal to the university chancellor (the president) have been submitted, to look into the allegations of corruption.

Meanwhile, the new platform, headed by Prof AA Mamun of Physics department, was formed on Tuesday with 35 teachers, to promote development activities and protest injustice and irregularities in the university.

Prof Ajit Kumar Majumder, president of JU Teachers’ Association, said, “A group of people are trying to create unrest in the name of protest. They are just opposing and trying to halt development activities when the university is trying to reduce seat crisis and eliminate ragging. We will do our best to continue development works.”

“We urge protesters to resolve the crisis through discussion and work for development of the university,” said Prof Majumder, a member of the platform. 

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