Alexa BSMRSTU closed over student unrest

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BSMRSTU closed over student unrest

 Gopalganj correspondent

 Published: 12:38 PM, 21 September 2019   Updated: 12:38 PM, 21 September 2019

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The Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman University of Science and Technology (BSMRSTU) authority has declared the closer of the university from 22nd September to 3rd October, amid the constant student unrest demanding VC’s step dawn.  The students have been instructed to leave the hall by 10:00 am on Saturday, at the same time.

The directive was issued in an office order signed by the University Registrar Professor Dr. Md. Nuruddin Ahmed.

The notice stated, that the scheduled worship holiday is extended from September 22 to October 3, with the permission of the respected members of the Regent Board, in order to ensure a fair environment for the education of the university in emergency situations arising among disputed groups and to avoid any possible unforeseen happenings. For the overall safety of the students, the students were instructed to leave the halls by 10:00 8am.

Meanwhile, students are following a fasting program for the third day, demanding a point of resignation of the Vice Chancellor.

Prior to that, students staged a protest rally on Thursday against the irregularities and corruption allegations, including the expulsion of students against Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Nasir Uddin Ahmed. Later in the afternoon, they announced the hunger strike.

Regarding the order, the students said “We had not yet received any order letter. However, we have heard about the order to close the university and leave the hall. Our only claim is the resignation of the VC. If the VC resigns, we will quit the movement. If not, the movement will continue.”

University Registrar Professor Dr. Md. Nuruddin Ahmed confirmed the fact of leaving the hall and said, "We have ordered the university closer and the students to leave the hall," to cope with the disturbing situation.

In fact, on September 11, the second year of law department student and a campus journalist named Fatema-Tuj-Jinya was temporarily expelled from the university. Later expulsion of Jinya was lifted through the student agitation but protest demanding the VC's resignation continues.