Anti-rape graffiti over Bangabandhus portrait

Two Chhatra Union leaders sued

Published : 23 Feb 2024 08:56 PM

A case has been filed against Jahangirnagar University Chhatra Union president Amartya Roy and general secretary Anindya Ganguly for drawing anti-rape graffiti over Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s portrait on the campus.

JU Chief Security Officer Sudipto Shahin filed the case on behalf of the university at Ashulia Police Station on Thursday afternoon.

"According to the decision of the university syndicate, the case has been filed under the state law. I have completed the work of the case at Ashulia Police Station this afternoon,” said Shahin.

Earlier on February 20, the university administration expelled them for one year at a special syndicate meeting. On February 7, a section of the university's Chhatra Union (Amartya Roy-Riddha Anindya) reportedly painted anti-rape graffiti by removing Bangabandhu's potrait on the wall of the new arts building of the university.

Protesting the incident, two Chhatra League leaders sat on a hunger strike for four consecutive days since February 15 demanding capital punishment for those involved.

University Vice-Chancellor Prof Nurul Alam met the hunger strikers on the night of February 18 and assured them of punishment for those involved.