The SUST Teachers’ Association has called on the government to take steps for the resignation of the vice-chancellor in the wake of the police attack on university teachers and students.
The decision was taken at a meeting of teachers held at the university’s mini auditorium on Sunday (January 23rd). Later, at 8 pm, the teachers’ association of the university held a press conference in front of the central auditorium with the journalists regarding the ongoing crisis of the students.
Written on the pad of the teachers’ association, it was said that the issue of resignation of the vice-chancellor is under the jurisdiction of the government. In this case, it is requested to take immediate action.
The teachers also demanded to form an impartial investigation committee and take action against the culprits. They demanded three more points with the resignation of the vice-chancellor.
The teachers’ association sought the cooperation of the government to take necessary steps to end the hunger strike of the students. They urged the students not to get involved in any kind of violence.
Meanwhile, SUST students have disconnected the power supply to the VC’s residence as part of the ongoing movement demanding the resignation of the Vice-Chancellor. They disconnected the power supply in front of the VC’s residence at around 7:20 pm on Sunday.
Earlier, the students surrounded the Vice-Chancellor’s residence and took the position in front of the Vice-Chancellor’s residence around 4:30 pm on Sunday. At that time, the students announced that no one would be allowed to enter the residence of the vice-chancellor except the law and order forces.
Apart from this, 100 hours of the death hunger strike program is being completed this evening. For this reason, the students have announced to hold a protest procession on the campus on the occasion of 100 full hours.
In the anti-provost movement that started on the night of January 13 at Shahjalal University, 30 students were injured in a police raid on January 16, demanding the resignation of the vice-chancellor. Authorities closed the university and ordered students to leave the hall. However, rejecting this decision, the students have continued their agitation including the death hunger strike demanding the resignation of the Vice-Chancellor.
More students joined the strike on Saturday. Many students on hunger strike fell ill and were being treated at various hospitals. Some of them returned with medical treatment and joined the fast again.