JU authorities accede to two demands of protesters
Jahangirnagar University on Friday acceded to two demands out of the three-point demands placed by students and teachers.
The long-awaited discussion between the protesters and the administration of Jahangirnagar University (JU) was held at the university's new administration building on Thursday.
The demands that the university authorities acceded to are relocation of the dormitories, revision of the master plan and judicial inquiry into the allegation of corruption, Acting Register Rahima Kaniz confirmed.
The Acting Register said,
"Two male dormitories will be relocated on the vacant place of the campus with a view to minimizing the deforestation."
The master-plan review committee, all student organizations and teachers will discuss about the relocation of the dormitories. As for the judicial inquiry into corruption the VC took four working days to look into it.
A 22-member team combining teachers and students under the banner 'Jahangirnagar University Against Corruption' participated in the discussion session on a three-point demand.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Farzana Islam, Pro VC (Administration) Professor Amir Hossain, Pro VC (Education) Professor Nurul Alam, Treasurer Professor Sheikh Md. Manjurul Haque, Registrar (Acting) Rahima Kaniz, Project Director (Acting) Engineer Nasir Uddin and Executive Engineer (Civil) Ahsan Habib participated in the meeting on behalf of the administration.
Professor Jamal Uddin, Professor Khabir Uddin of Environmental Sciences, Mohammad Kamrul Ahsan, Raihan Raine, ASM Anwarullah Bhuiyan of Philosophy Department, Shamima Sultana of Bangla Department, Tarek Reza of Geography and Environment Department were present at the meeting.
Jahangirnagar University Cultural Alliance President Ashikur Rahman, General Secretary Shahidul Islam Pappu, Publicity Secretary Maruf Mozammel, leaders of Bangladesh Students Union, Socialist Students Front and Sadharan Chhatra Adhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad took part at the discussion, among others.
The protesters had blocked the administrative building of the university for three days beginning on September 7 before it took momentum.
Finally the VC invited the agitated protesters to a dialogue to discuss their demands.