• The VC still under siege
• Students continue fast-unto-death
• University Teachers’ Network demands the VC’s resignation
• No entry of outsiders to the campus
Students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) continued a fast-unto death strike to press home their demand for resignation of Vice-Chancellor Prof Farid Uddin Ahmed.
“Vested interests are trying to divert the student movement to a movement against the government,” the DUTA said in a statement.
The DUTA has observed that students demanded resignation of the SUST VC even though the provost of Begum Sirajunnesa Chowdhury Hall resigned on their demand.
DU teachers have demanded an investigation into the matter, the statement said.
Expressing a grave concern over the situation centring on the movement, the DUTA has called on the government to ensure an education-friendly environment through discussions.
“Besides this, we are also demanding an investigation into whether anyone is involved in the police attack,” it added.
A group of teachers from several universities staged a three-hour token hunger strike on the Dhaka University (DU) campus on Monday, expressing solidarity with SUST students and demanding resignation of its Vice-Chancellor.
The teachers held the strike under the banner of University Teachers’ Network at the foot of Aparajeyo Bangla on the DU campus at the noon.
The teachers protested against the attack on the students and expressed solidarity with the demands. They have also demanded resignation of the SUST VC for ordering police action against students.