Students of Sheikh Hasina Hall at Islamic University, Bangladesh in Kushtia staged a sit-in on Monday night, demanding removal of provost Prof Selina Nasrin from her post.
Students said the provost frequently misbehaves with them, does not pay heed to issues that students face regarding residential and food facilities of the dormitory, and shows favouritism to some.
Students also said the provost has called their guardians on multiple occasions and misbehaved with them as well. Resident students of the dormitory brought up 18 allegations in the written complaint filed to the Vice Chancellor on October 1.
VC Harun-Or-Rashid Askari assured them that steps would be taken in this regard within two months. However, since the complaint was filed, the provost became angrier and continued to misbehave with students, said Aklima Firoja, a resident of the dormitory.
Selina also threatened students that they will lose their dorm seats, a student said.
Demonstrators said the provost had asked a student to compile a list of girls who filed the complaint. When word spread that the list was complete and would be handed over to her, a large number of students took position on the road in front of the hall, demanding removal of the provost.
The VC, treasurer, proctor and other officials came to the spot around 11:30pm. The VC asked students to return to the dorm, but students said they would only leave the spot after their demand was met. They proceeded to demonstrate until midnight.
Later, the VC said he would come up with a decision within office hours yesterday. However, no such declaration was made till filing of this report in the evening.