Vol. 4 Num 237 Sat. January 24, 2004  

RU authorities refute allegation

Rajshahi University (RU) authorities yesterday refuted the allegation that the administration was biased towards the Islamic Chhatra Shibir.

A press release, signed by Prof Shah M Habibur Rahman, an administrator of RU Public Relations Office, said the allegation had been made to tarnish the image of the university.

"In a recent interview with the Dainik Dinkal, the vice-chancellor expressed his support for nationalist politics," he added.

He said the authorities tried their best to check the violence that erupted on the campus on January 13 and closed the university as per the recommendations of the syndicate to help restore peace.

He also expressed the determination of the authorities to take action against the perpetrators behind the violence after receiving the probe report.

Earlier, RU unit of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal alleged that the VC and his administration were biased to shibir.

At a press conference on Thursday, the JCD leaders said the violence occurred on the campus due to their partial attitude.

They also alleged that some officials and shibir cadres were engaged in black marketing of admission forms.