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Rabindra University

UGC to probe forced haircuts

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 26 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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The University Grants Commission (UGC) formed a committee over allegations of humiliation, mental torture, and forced haircuts of 14 students against a teacher of Rabindra University in Sirajganj.

The three-member committee, headed by UGC Member Prof Dr Dil Afroza Begum will carry out investigation over the incident and submit its report by November 10.

The other members of the committee are Muhammad Jaminur Rahman, director (additional charge) of the public university division, and its senior assistant director Muhammad Yousuf Ali Khan.

A letter signed by Muhammad Jaminur Rahman, member secretary of the investigation committee, has already sent the letter in this regard to the registrar branch of the university on Thursday.

Sources said the investigation has already started against the Rabindra University Associate Prof Farhana Yeasmin Baten who stands accused of forcibly cutting the hair of students.

The body members will visit the campus and take statements from the victims, accused teacher and also collect other evidences over the incident.

And after completing probe, the UGC will submit the committee-report along with recommendations to the Ministry of Education and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

On September 29, NHRC asked UGC to form a probe body over the incident at Rabindra University and submit the report by November 29.

Meanwhile, another five-member probe committee led by Laila Ferdous Himel of the Rabindra University during probe founded proof against the teacher.