Jagannath University Teachers’ Association (JnUTA) has announced to continue their agitation programme on the university campus until the recovery of its Tibet Hall occupied by an Awami League leader.
JnUTA President Sarkar Akkas Ali and university Proctor Ashok Kumar Saha made the announcement from a human chain program organized by the students and teachers at the Jatiya Press Club on Monday.
Earlier, a section of students and teachers brought out a silent procession and formed the three-hour human chain protesting Sunday’s police attack on them that left 50 people injured.
They also announced to continue their agitation program from 10:30 am on Tuesday until the government takes steps to reclaim the Tibet Hall which is under the occupation of the ruling party leader, also an independent MP.
They also said they would announce their next course of action on Tuesday if their 24-hour ultimatum to withdraw Lalbagh DC Harun-ur-Rashid and Kotwali thana OC Mohammad Moniruzzaman goes unheeded.
Traffic on the busy road remained halted during the three-hour human chain from 11 am to 2 pm in the press club area.
Earlier, on Sunday, at least 50 people were injured as the students of Jagannath University (JnU) clashed with police during their demonstrations demanding the recovery of the hall Bangla Bazar area in the city.
Later, the Jagannath University Teachers’ Association (JnUTA) issued a 24-hour ultimatum to withdraw the Lalbagh DC and the Kotwali OC.
JnU teachers, students vow to continue agitation for hall recovery