KU and RU Correspondents
Two students of Khulna University, who have been on hunger strike since Tuesday evening, demanding the withdrawal of their suspension order, fell ill on Friday morning.
The two students are Imamul Islam, a 17th batch student of History department of the university, and Md Mubarak Hossain Noman, a 18th batch student of KU Bangla department. Of them, Noman was given saline while doctors prescribed medicine to Imamul.
Meanwhile, Mayor of Khulna City Corporation (KCC) Talukder Abdul Khalek rushed to them in the morning and assured them of taking steps to withdraw their suspension order but the two students vowed to continue their hunger strike until getting written confirmation from the university authorities.
Earlier, the university suspended the students for two years alleging that they misbehaved with the faculty and expressed their unwillingness to cooperate with the team the university formed to investigate a student movement.
The two students went on hunger strike demanding the withdrawal of the suspension order.
Meanwhile, teachers and students of Rajshahi University protested against the Khulna University authorities’ decision of expelling three teachers and two students.
Over a hundred teachers and students formed a human chain in front of the Senate Building on Thursday demanding immediate withdrawal of the decision.
Addressing the human chain, Mass Communication and Journalism department professor Kazi Mamun Haider said, university is the highest academic institution of a country. Teachers and students have right to express their own opinion freely.
Physics department professor Saleh Hasan Naqib said that it is a matter of great shame and regret that teachers and students have to face expulsion for having different opinions.
Mentally corrupted and low-quality teachers are holding the highest positions in most of the universities of our country. They fear other’s opinions that go against them, he added.
The speakers demanded immediate withdrawal of the KU’s decision of expelling the teachers and students.
Folklore department assistant professor Amirul Islam Kanak, Bangladesh Chhatra Federation RU unit general secretary Mohabbat Hossain Milon, among others, were present on the human chain.