- Posted February 27, 2014 by
Jagannath university: The neglected glorious history and the unsolved problem
In recent time the largest student protest around the world is followed by the students of Jagannath university, which is situated in the capital of the south asian country Bangladesh.
Jagannath University has a history of 150 years, something to be proud of.
It is one of the oldest & renowned educational institution of this country and have a strong & glorious background.
In the language movement of 1952 and liberation war of 1971 the university played a vital role and its students & teachers were in the leading line.
There was not a single progressive student movement in Dhaka in which students of Jagannath College were not actively involved and it had succeed.
By the year 2005 the former jagannath college turned into university & the problem has arose from that time .
There were approximately 25 thousands students but there wasn't any dormatory or residential facilities provided by the university even for students or teachers and the transport facilities are too much poor.
The students uttered that everything is occured only due to the aloofness of government to this university.
It is said that the university owned more than 13 residential halls but those have been occupied by land grabbers.
Students of jagannath University staged protests demanding the recovery of residential halls of the university that have been occupied by land grabbers for the last two decades.
In last 23 february when the students were continuing their protest, police fired in their peaceful assembly without outbreak of any violence.
About 300 students were injured during the clash with police, some of them were seriously injured & admitted into the hospital.
So normally the question arise, "Is it students duty to recover their occupied dormitories from the land grabbers. Then, what will Government do? whats the duty of the administrations?"
A teacher of this university wrote in his facebook status, "Dear Nation, You wouldn't give up your liability"