Sunday, November 19, 2017 | ePaper

4 JU students go on fast unto death

  • Print
UNB, Savar  :
Four students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) continued their fast unto death on the campus for the second consecutive day demanding withdrawal of a case filed against 56 students.
They are Puja Biswas, a 40th batch student of International Relations,
Sarder Zahid and Tuli, 42nd batch students of English Department and Arman, a 43rd batch student of Law and Justice Department.
The four students began their fast unto death at 2:00 pm on Saturday at the Central Shaheed Minar premises on the campus. While talking to this correspondent, Sarder Zahid said, "We will continue the strike until university vice chancellor assures us of withdrawing the case.' Contacted, pro-VC professor Amir Hossian said, "Now, I am in Dhaka. I will inquire into the matter after arrival on the campus."
Earlier, students brought out a silent procession on July 11 and staged a human chain on July 9 demanding withdrawal of the case.  On May 26, agitating students blocked Dhaka-Aricha highway for six hours following the deaths of two fellow students in a road accident in Savar. But police fired rubber bullets and tear gas shells to disperse them. Later, the students besieged and ransacked the VC's residence protesting police attack on them.
Later on May 27, university administration filed a case against 56 students bringing the allegation of vandalising the VC's house.

More News For this Category

Singer Bari Siddiqui hospitalised

UNB, Dhaka :Eminent folk singer and composer Bari Siddiqui was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of Square Hospital on Friday night.Shabbir Siddiqui, son of Bari Siddiqui, told

Narrow win for Victorians

Sports Reporter :Comilla Victorians posted a narrow 14-run victory over Rangpur Riders in their match of the AKS Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Twenty20 Cricket at the flood-lit Sher-e-Bangla National

Dhaka Lit Fest ends

Staff Reporter  :The seventh edition of Dhaka Lit Fest, an international literature festival, ended on Saturday.Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith was present in the closing ceremony in the

BCL men attack JCD demo at IU: 3 injured

UNB, Kushtia :A group of activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) of Islamic University (IU) unit in Kushtia attacked a rally of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) with sharp weapons

Serve people with positive attitude

UNB, Dhaka :President Abdul Hamid on Saturday asked public officials to come up with a positive attitude to take government services to the doorsteps of common people and work

Drug peddler' killed in Keraniganj gunfight

UNB, Keraniganj :A suspected drug peddler was killed in a 'gunfight' with the members of Detective Branch of police in Khejurbagh area here early Saturday.A team of DB police

Thousands celebrate end of Mugabe era

BBC Online :Jubilant scenes are unfolding on the streets of Zimbabwean cities, as protests demanding the resignation of President Robert Mugabe have turned into a celebration of the army's

PEC, Ebtedayee exams begin today

Staff Reporter :The Primary Education Completion (PEC) and Ebtedayee Examinations-2017 begin today (Sunday) across the country. The number of the cnetres is about 7,200 across the country and 12

Binders are busy to complete text books to handover to the students in time. This photo was taken from city's Sutrapur area on Saturday.

Binders are busy to complete text books to handover to the students in time. This photo was taken from city's Sutrapur area on Saturday.

.

Awal Mintoo, family named in Paradise Papers leaks

bdnews24.com :Businessman and BNP Advisory Council member Abdul Awal Mintoo, his wife and three sons have been named in the Paradise Papers leaks.Mintoo, former president of the Federation of