DHAKA: The authorities on Thursday closed the Jahangirnagar University till August 25 following clash between police and students.
The authorities asked the male students to leave their residential halls within 6:00pm on Thursday and the female students 9:00am on Friday.
The decision was taken on Thursday noon, sources said.
Earlier in the day, student-police clash left at least 30 students, including 7 police and 3 journalists.
The clash erupted when the students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) blockaded Dhaka-Aricha highway protesting the police firing on students that left five injured.
The angry students put barricade on the highway disrupting vehicular movement on the busy route till 2:30pm.
Earlier on early Thursday, five students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) were injured as police opened fire on them over arresting a student of Mir Mosharraf Hossain Hall of the varsity.
The injured are Rakib, of Pharmacy Dept, Bashir, of Statistics Dept, Maruf, of Information Technology Dept, Robin, of Mathematics Dept, and Nahid, of Finance and Banking Dept.
Sources said someone stabbed to injure Tahmidul Islam Likhon, student of Economics Dept, at about 10pm on Wednesday.
Later, Likhon was admitted to Enam Medical College Hospital in Savar.
Police went to pick up Nahid, residential student of Mir Mosharraf Hossain Hall, on suspicion of stabbing Likhon when they locked in a clash with the students of the hall at about 12am.
In the meantime, police opened fire on the students, leaving five injured.
The university authorities claimed that police had not permission to open fire on the students.
The administration officers of Jahangirnagar University made the disclosure when they went to meet the angry students at about 6:30am.
Pro-VC Professor Farhad Hossain, Treasurer Professor Nasiruddin, Registrar Abu Bakkar Siddique and Proctor Professor Tapan Kumar Saha talked with the students.
“The firing on students is a derogatory incident,” said Pro-VC Farhar Hossain.
BDST: 1556 HRS, AUG 02, 2012
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