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Female students stage demo at IU demanding resignation of hall provost

The residential students of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hall of Islamic University demonstrated on the campus in Kushtia on Sunday night demanding resignation of the hall provost Professor Nilufa Akter Banu.

They demanded the resignation of the provost alleging that she misbehaved with the students who gave her several phone calls to get ambulance service.

Around 200 residential students of the hall staged a sit-in programme on the hall gate.

Campus sources said, Razia Sultana Hridi, a second year student of Folklore Studies department, also the residential student of hall, became sick at night and lost sense.

Other residential students gave several phone calls to the provost but she did not provide any facilities to them, the agitating students claimed.

One hour after the incident, the house tutor Shimul Roy went to the hall and sent the sick student to IU Central Hospital around 10:00pm.

The provost did not give them proper time in the hall and behaved ‘badly’ with the students when they gave her call about something, the agitating students alleged.

On information, a team of IU proctorial body went to the spot and tried to keep the situation under control but failed.

Later, IU pro-vice-chancellor Professor M Mahbubur Rahman, treasurer Professor M Alamgir Hossain Bhuiya and proctor Professor M Jahangir Hossain went to the hall and talked to the agitating students.

The students withdrew their demonstration at around 12:00am as the university authorities assured them of looking into the matter.

Provost Nilufa said, ‘A student gave me a phone call about a student getting sick. I asked them to inform the house tutor of the hall.

Then another student called me and told me about the ambulance. I said, how many times do you call on the same issue?

IU treasurer Professor M Alamgir Hossain Bhuiya said, they are trying to solve the issue by talking to the students.

Source: United news of Bangladesh