Students of Jahangirnagar University (JU), who are staying at the dormitories defying directives, declined to leave the halls by 10:00am today.
They are staying there due to safety issues and will not leave at the threat of legal steps by the authority, the students told The Daily Star.
Samia Hasan, one of the agitating students, said, "We want to know why the administration filed case against unknown persons even though identified locals carried out the attacks," adding that they reject the administration's ultimatum.
A notice issued last night signed by JU's acting registrar read, "The university administration is instructing them to leave the halls by 10:00 am on February 22 on their own initiative,".
Otherwise, the university administration will be compelled to take legal action against them, the university authorities warned.