Students of Jahangirnagar University staging demonstrations demanding reopening of halls. (Photo: UNB)
Amid demonstrations by students for reopening of halls, Jahangirnagar University (JU) authorities have asked the students, who entered the dormitories forcibly violating the government order, to leave those by Monday morning.
The university authorities issued a notice in this regard on Sunday night.
According to the notice, like other educational institutions, the classes and halls of JU remained closed since March 19, 2020, following a government order due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation.
On Saturday, some students unlocked the gates of some dormitories and took position there defying the government order, it said.
In this situation, the JU authorities have asked the students to leave their dormitories by 10 am on Monday, otherwise, legal action will be taken against them.
Earlier, Jahangirnagar University students on Saturday unlocked the main gate of a dormitory as the authorities ‘did not take’ any step to fulfill their 3-point demand, including hall reopening.
Four motorcycles belonging to the students were set ablaze by locals at Gerua Bazar in the evening. Later, locals gathered in the area responding to an announcement from a mosque’s loudspeaker and attacked the students.
Proctor Hasan said some students were confined to their mess-house at Gerua village.