Teachers of Rokeya university go on class boycott
Academic activities at Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur came to a halt yesterday as teachers started indefinite class boycott, demanding expulsion of two students who 'assaulted' one of their colleagues.
They brought out a silent procession on the campus to realise the demand and then held a press conference at the teachers' association hall room.
At the press conference, Dr. Sharifa Salwa Dina, president of the association, said they would continue to boycott classes until the demand was met.
All academic activities except for the admission process for 2012-13 sessions would be suspended, she said.
Prof Gazi Mazharul Anwar, general secretary of the association, said they would also boycott the programmes to observe the 4th founding anniversary of the university today.
Imtiyaz Alam Basunia and Titas Chandra Roy, students of statistics and marketing departments assaulted Abdul Latif, lecturer of chemistry department, during an inter department football match on the campus on Tuesday afternoon.
Earlier, Abdul Latif slapped Imtiyaz as he misbehaved with the students of chemistry department, sources said.
Protesting the attack on Latif, the teachers' association at the university held an emergency meeting on Wednesday where the decision for class boycott was taken.
The students also boycotted classes and examinations yesterday, protesting assault on the student.
Additional police have been deployed on the campus to avert further trouble, said vice chancellor Abdul Jalil Miah.