JU students end hunger strike

hunger strike

MNA Education Desk: The four students of Jahangirnagar University, who were on a fast unto death for the past three days, ended their hunger strike after the authorities on Monday promised withdrawal of charges against 56 students for vandalizing the vice-chancellor’s residence.

Pro VC Amir Hossain made the students drink water for breaking their fast after the students took the decision.

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.

In a while, the students reportedly ransacked the VC’s residence protesting at police attack on them.

On 27 May, university administration filed a case against 56 students bringing the allegation of vandalising the VC’s house.