The four students of Jahangirnagar University, who were on a fast unto death for the past three days, ended their protest after the authorities on Monday promised withdrawal of charges against 56 students for vandalising the vice-chancellor’s residence.
The students took the decision of calling off the hunger strike around 7:30pm as JU pro vice-chancellor professor Amir Hossian assured them of withdrawing the case, said Bangladesh Chhatra Union JU unit president Imran Nadim, reports UNB.
Pro VC Amir Hossain made the students drink water for breaking their fast after the students took the decision.
JU treasurer Sheikh M Manjarul Haque, its proctor Tapan Kumar, JU Teacher Association President professor Farid Ahmed and other teachers and students were present at that time.
The students started their fast unto death at 2:00pm on Saturday at the Central Shaheed Minar premises on the campus and continued their strike for the third consecutive day till Monday evening demanding the removal of the case.
They are Puja Biswas, a 40th batch student of International Relations, Sarder Zahid and Tuli, 42nd batch students of English department and Arman, a 43rd batch student of Law and Justice Department.
On 26 May last, students blocked Dhaka-Aricha highway for six hours following the deaths of two fellow students in a road accident in Savar. But police fired rubber bullets and tear gas shells to disperse them.
Later, the students reportedly besieged and ransacked the VC’s residence protesting at police attack on them.
Later on 27 May, university administration filed a case against 56 students bringing the allegation of vandalising the VC’s house.