The protesters of Jahangirnagar University will submit information to substantiate the allegations of graft brought against Vice-Chancellor Professor Farzana Islam.
They will present the information to the University Grants Commission (UGC) and education ministry on Friday (Nov 8), confirmed one of the organisers of the protest Professor Raihan Raine.
He said that media reports related to the VCs involvement with graft, audio and video of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) admitting to dividing up money for the development project will be submitted.
The move comes after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in a media call on Thursday (Nov 7) said that the protesters would face action if they cannot provide proof of the allegations.
JU students and teachers, under the banner ‘Jahangirnagar Against Corruption’ continue their protests demanding the resignation of the vice chancellor.
Following marches and day-long rallies on Thursday, they staged a concert in front of the VC’s residence on campus.
On Aug 23, a national daily ran a report stating that Vice Chancellor Farzana Islam has distributed Tk 10 million among three groups of the BCL JU unit on Aug 9.
The money allegedly came from an ongoing development project of the university worth 14.45 billion.
The report has sparked protests demanding Islam’s resignation from a group of students and teachers.
On Nov 5, BCL men attacked protesters injuring 25 people, including eight teachers. Following the attack, authorities shut-down the university indefinitely and the students were asked to leave the dormitories by 5 pm.
The attack also led to four teachers of the university resigning from the executive board of Jahangirnagr University Teachers’ Association (JUTA).
VC Islam termed the attack as a “mass uprising,” and thanked the BCL men for “freeing” her.