Teachers of Jahangirnagar University (JU) today protested offensive remarks of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) Vice-Chancellor Prof Farid Uddin on female students of JU.
Two teachers' organisation of the university, Jahangirnagar University Teachers' Association and BangabandhuShikkakParishad have given separate statements protesting the offensive remarks of the VC.
'The remarks of SUST VC have caused a stir in various media outlets, especially social media, which is tarnishing the image of Jahangirnagar University. We are strongly condemning and protesting his statement. We hope that he will openly admit his mistake and withdraw the indecent remarks, ' read the statement of BangabandhuShikkhaParishad signed by its president Prof Ajit Kumar Majumdar and secretary Prof Md. Khalid Quddus.
Organizing secretary of BangabandhuShikkakParishad, Prof Dr.Sohel Ahmed said, 'The remarks of SUST VC Farid Uddin are very reprehensible and unprofessional. Jahangirnagar University has the highest safe environment for female students. Here they can complete their educational activities in a beautiful environment without fear. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken women leadership far. JU Vice Chancellor Farzana Islam is the first woman Vice Chancellor of the country. Women are fulfilling their responsibilities successfully in various administrative positions of this university. Such a statement of the SUST VC regarding the female students our university cannot be accepted in any way. We demand that he will withdraw his indecent remarks and apologize.
Earlier, SUST VC Farid Uddin Ahmed was heard making derogatory comments on JU students in a recently leaked audio clip saying, "No one wants to marry JU female students easily".
Since the audio went viral, students of Jahangirnagar University have been protesting against SUST Farid Uddin's derogatory remarks and demanding his punishment.