DU strike against extra fee underwayNew Age Online
The daylong strike enforced by Progotishil Chhatra Jote, a platform of the left-leaning student organisations, to press for its four-point demand, including stoppage of taking additional fee, began at the social science and arts faculties of Dhaka University Tuesday morning.
The demands include closing the evening courses in all public universities and scrapping the system of realising additional Tk1.30 lakh fee at the Department of Television and Film Studies of DU, UNB reported.
Their two other demands are withdrawal of cases filed against some students of Rajshahi University and bearing treatment expenditure of those injured at the university during their movement against tuition fee hike and evening courses.
The striking students took position in front of the Arts Faculty building at about 6:00am and staged demonstration chanting slogans in support of their demands.
Earlier, they boycotted classes and examinations.
The agitators kept the Arts Faculty building besieged since morning.
The announcement of the strike came from a press briefing at the university’s Madhur Canteen on Sunday afternoon.
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