Md Shahadat Hossain Sumon, JU correspondent
A faction of teachers and students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) showed black flag to Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Farzana Islam declaring her as ‘ineligible VC’ on Sunday.
The protesters formed a human chain under the banner of ‘ Jahangirnagar Against Corruption’ at the central Shaheed Minar premises around 1 pm during 1st day of JU admission test under academic session 2019-20.
At the human chain, the protesters asked the Vice-Chancellor for voluntary resignation by October 1, accusing her splitting two crore taka to BCL from the university’s development project allocation. At that time, teachers and students called Prof. Farzana Islam as a ‘corrupt’ VC.
Mohammad Didar, a spokesman of Jahangirnagar movement and General Secretary of Chattro Front of JU branch said, “We demanded a judicial inquiry of corruption. But the Vice-Chancellor did not accept our demands. Later, the Vice-Chancellor refused the allegation of BCL leaders who received the project money. The audio leaks of the 2 BCL leaders proved that the vice-chancellor along with her husband and son were involved in the commission scandal. We declared this corrupt vice-chancellor unwanted in all the examination halls during the admission test and gave an ultimatum to resign by October 1. We feel that such a corrupt VC may not be in the office for a moment.’
Leaders and activists of Jahangirnagar Cultural Alliance, Student Union, Socialist Student Front and Bangladesh Sadharon Chatro Odhikar Parishad participated at the human chain.
General Secretary Jahangirnagar University Teachers’ Association (JUTA) Prof. Sohel Rana, Prof. Raihan Rhyne of Philosophy department, Professor Kamrul Ahsan, Professor Anwar Ullah Bhuiyan, Prof. Abdul Jabbar Hawlader, Prof. Khabir Uddin, Prof. Shafi Md Tarek, Prof. Jamal Uddin Runu, Prof. Shamima Sultana, Professor Nazmul Hasan Talukder and Prof. Tareq Reza, among others were present programme.