Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

SUST VC attacked and confined by protesting students

SUST VC attacked and confined by protesting students

A group of students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) on Sunday confined Vice-Chancellor Prof Farid Uddin Ahmed to a locked room during an ongoing protest on the campus.

Nearly 200 female students of Begum Sirajunnesa Chowdhury dormitory continued their demonstration for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday to press home their three-point demand.

During their peaceful demonstration, some other male students joined them and tried to carry out an attack on the VC while he, along with some teachers and proctor, appeared there and assured them of meeting their demands within a week.

At one stage, some male students expressed their solidarity with the women and physically assaulted the VC in front of IICT building. Later they kept him confined in a room of the building since around 3 pm.

However, the protesting students did not allow anyone to enter the room where the VC was kept confined.

The students of Begum Sirajunnesa Chowdhury, a dormitory for the females, have been protesting since Thursday to have their three-point demand met by the authorities.  The demands include the removal of the hall Provost Jafrin Ahmed and punishment to those who earlier attacked them.

On Thursday night, students of the hall  gathered outside VC’s residence protesting alleged misbehaviour with them by the hall provost. They left on getting assurances from the VC of solving the problem.