JU teachers burn effigy of VC
With no sign of solution to the ongoing deadlock at Jahangirnagar University in sight, the teachers demanding resignation of Vice Chancellor Prof Anwar Hossain brought out a silent procession carrying black flags and burned his effigy on the campus yesterday.
Over a hundred teachers joined the procession under the banner of Sadharon Shikkhak Forum. The march started from VC's residence and ended at the administrative building.
The agitators also circulated a statement signed by 395 teachers, saying their movement would continue till he resigned and assuring students of making up for their classes.
In the meantime, Shikkha Odhikar Mancha, a students' forum, at a press conference at JU Journalist Association, demanded a permanent solution and restoration of academic atmosphere, urging intervention of Chancellor and President Abdul Hamid.
Separately, the confinement of Registrar Abu Bakar Siddique and Deputy Registrar Abu Hasan has been going on since Monday, while Prof Anwar along with his wife Ayesha Akter and teachers opposing him continued their sit-ins near the VC's residence for the fifth day.
Protesting the registrar's confinement, JU Employees Association has been on a work abstention indefinitely since Wednesday. These demonstrations have brought academic activities to a halt. The teachers have been demanding the VC's resignation since April 27.