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Teacher Farhana suspended, Rabindra University closed indefinitely over forced haircut

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 1st October, 2021 01:25:09 PM
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Teacher Farhana suspended, Rabindra University closed indefinitely over forced haircut

Rabindra University has temporarily suspended Farhana Yeasmin Baten, an associate professor of the Cultural Heritage and Bangladesh Studies Department, on charges of forcibly cutting the hair of 14 students during an examination.

Besides, the administration has declared the university closed indefinitely in the face of student movement.

The decision was made in a syndicate meeting led by acting Vice-Chancellor Md Abdul Latif on Thursday, according to a statement from the university.

The final decision regarding Farhana Yasmin Baten will be taken based on the report by the university's investigation committee, the press release added.

Reports of the forced haircuts on 14 students on Sunday by Farhana Yeasmin has caused quite a stir on social media.

A probe committee was formed and had been asked to submit a report within the next seven days following the incident.

Farhana Yasmin resigned as the chairman of Department of Cultural Heritage and Bangladesh Studies, assistant proctor, and a member of the proctorial board.