BSMRSTU students continue protest

BSMRSTU students continue protest

The largely peaceful demonstration by students of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University (BSMRSTU) rolled into the fifth day on Monday, demanding resignation of the vice-chancellor (VC).

BSMRSTU authorities on Saturday ordered students to vacate the residential halls and extended the Durga Puja vacation from September 22 till October 3.

In the morning, students peacefully demonstrating on the campus seeking ouster of VC Prof Khondoker Nasiruddin.

A number of police personnel were seen at the entrance of the university.

Students alleged that there was no freedom of speech on the campus and that no-one could speak against irregularities of the VC.

BSMRSTU’s decision to suspended Fatema-tuz-Zinia, also the university correspondent of the Daily Sun, on September 10 for her ‘objectionable’ writings on Facebook triggered a student protest. It forced the university authorities to revoke the suspension order on September 18.