The provost of a Dhaka University hall yesterday resigned citing “disrespect” after protests flared over an alleged verbal abuse of a student by his son on campus.
Prof Mizanur Rahman, provost of Fazlul Huq Muslim Hall, confirmed that he handed his resignation to the vice chancellor.
Students of the hall demanded resignation of Prof Mizanur as his son “verbally abused” a resident student at the hall's mosque during Juma prayer.
The resident students broke into a protest and confined the provost for two hours. At one stage, they demanded resignation of the provost.
Prof Mizanur Rahman, former chairman of National Human Rights Commission, resigned, saying he was “disrespected by Bangladesh Chhatra League activists who are candidates of the upcoming hall students' council election”.
DU Vice Chancellor Prof Akhtaruzzaman could not be reached despite repeated attempts.