Juta protests 'BCL assault' on teachers
Jahangirnagar University Teachers Association (Juta) yesterday demanded punishment for the Bangladesh Chhatra League men who allegedly assaulted some of their colleagues who were demanding Vice Chancellor Prof Anwar Hossain's resignation on the campus the day before.
Protesting the attack, nearly 150 teachers wrapping their mouths with black cloth brought out a silent procession and also threatened that if the VC did not step down by October 20, the teachers would bring the entire university to a standstill from October 22.
Meanwhile, Assistant Proctor Umme Sayka resigned yesterday to protest the alleged attack, which left five teachers injured. Two other assistant proctors quit the previous day.
The attack led by JU unit BCL President Mahmudur Rahman Jony came when Shadharaon Shikkhak Forum was staging a sit-in in front of the administrative building.
The agitators also alleged that Prof Anwar assaulted two other teachers on his way to the administrative building that day, an allegation he refuted.
Shadharon Shikkhak Forum, which has been demonstrating intermittently since April 27 to force the VC to quit, postponed its demonstration till October 20 after a meeting between Juta and the education secretary. The forum said the secretary was given the time to work out a solution.