The protesting students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) have threatened to go on fast-unto-death if the vice-chancellor doesn't resign by Wednesday.
“We will wait till 12pm on Wednesday and if the V-C does not step down willingly, we will resort to hunger strike unto death," said a spokesperson for the protesters.
Meanwhile, the students continued with their protest for the seventh consecutive day on Wednesday, demanding the V-C’s removal.
On Monday, the protesting students wrote an open letter to President Abdul Hamid, demanding the immediate removal of the vice-chancellor.
A student read out the open letter outside the residence of SUST Vice-Chancellor Farid Uddin Ahmed on Monday. The President is the Chancellor of the university.
The students also rejected the notice of shutting down the university for an indefinite period and the direction to leave the halls.
Currently, the students are staying on the campus and locked the hall gates from inside.
SUST was to close, following the clash on the campus between the cops and the protesting students on Sunday. Its students were asked to leave the dormitories by 12pm on Monday.
Provost of Begum Sirajunnesa Chowdhury Hall, Zafrin Ahmed was at the centre of the trouble, having reportedly misbehaved with some students. She has already resigned from her post, citing health issues.
Dr Nazia Chowdhury of the Physics department has been appointed in her place, said the SUST V-C.
Removal of Zafrin as the provost of the residential hall for female students was one of the principal demands of the students protesting on the campus.