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>JU heats up over sexual harassment

>STUDENTS of Jahangirnagar University (JU) kept eight syndicate members including the acting vice-chancellor confined to the university administrative building for 16 hours demanding dismissal of Associate Prof Sanowar Hossain Sunny on charge of sexual harassment. (Full article)
The students also demanded formulation and implementation of policy against sexual harassment. At least four students fell sick during the demonstration.
The demonstrators, however, withdrew their programme and set an ultimatum to meet their demands by August 5. The syndicate members were confined at 8:00pm on Tuesday and released at 12:30pm yesterday.
The students also had heated debate with members of Jahangirnagar University Teachers’ Association when the teachers tried to pursue them to withdraw the confinement.
The students besieged the administrative building on Tuesday after the syndicate sat to discuss formulation and implementation of policy against sexual harassment at 5:00pm. Soon the students locked all the entrances to the administrative building.
The VC came down at 8:00pm and told the students the syndicate decided to implement the policy in principle and it would take time as the draft includes some contradictions. But the students demanded a fixed date of implementation.

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