The protesting students and teachers of Jahangirnagar University on Thursday continued their demonstrations on the campus defying ban as they pushed for the VC’s removal.
The protesters, under the banner of ‘Jahangirnagar Against Corruption’, brought out a procession from the old Registrar Building around 1:30pm following a rally.
At the rally, the protesting teachers criticised the statement of Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury Nowfel saying, “We aren’t from intelligence agencies. How would we prove the allegations?”
The government is responsible to look into the allegations, they added.
Prof Sayed Ferdous of Anthropology department said they will not have any say if the VC comes out clean in investigation.
Later, the protesters organised a concert in front of the VC’s residence in the evening.
Tuhin Kanti Das, Sina Hasan, Samgit, Kanaj Kranti and Shovan Rahman performed songs at the concert that continued till 10:30pm.
Over 100 policemen surrounded the VC’s residence during the concert.
Meanwhile, General Secretary of JU unit Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) SM Abu Sufian Chanchal, who was at the centre of the allegations that the VC managed the JU unit BCL leaders with Tk 1.6 crore from the development fund, has reportedly resigned from his post.
He rendered his resignation to the BCL central committee on Tuesday, said its central office secretary Ahsan Habib.
He said the BCL leader submitted his resignation letter to him and he handed it to the acting president and acting general secretary of the student body.
On Wednesday night, the university authorities imposed a ban on the participation of non-resident students in any rally and procession on the campus.
Besides, their stay in any office or residential area of the university was prohibited.
On Tuesday, the university was closed for an indefinite period following a clash between protesting students and ‘VC-backed teachers and Chhatra League men’. But the demonstrating students vowed not to vacate their dormitories and staged demonstrations on Wednesday.