Islamic University imposes month-long ban on political activitiesNew Age Online
The authorities of Islamic University from Tuesday imposed a ban on all kinds of political activities at the campus for a month considering the deteriorated law and order situation at the campus.
The university authorities took the decision Monday at a meeting at about 2:00pm with vice-chancellor Professor Abdul Hakim Sarkar in the chair. Among others, pro-vice-chancellor Professor Shahinur Rahman, treasurer Professor M Afzal Hossain, proctor Jahangir Hossain, student advisor Professor Mahabubur Rahman and provosts of different student dormitories were present in the meeting.
According to the decision, the ban on political activities including procession, meeting and rally would be effective till October 3, sources said.
The authorities also have asked students to carry their identity cards on the campus, a member of the meeting said, adding that the authorities will take punitive steps if they found any outsiders in the campus.
Additional police personnel have been deployed at different sensitive points at the campus including, in front of residential halls, to avert any untoward incidents, sources said.
On Monday at about 11:00am, IU unit Bangladesh Chhatra League formed a human chain and brought out a procession in protest of Shibir attack on RU unit BCL secretary Towhid Al Hassan Tuhin. IU unit Jatyiatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) announced a procession on Tuesday observing the anniversary of BNP senior vice-president Tarique Rahman’s ‘jail free’ day.
IU proctor Professor Jahangir Hossain told New Age that the decision to ban political activities was taken to keep law and order situation in the campus under control.
Earlier, IU authorities imposed ban on political activities on March 12 for one month to head off unwanted situation on campus.
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