5 students including Sanjida of BCL expelled
(From left) Sanjida Chowdhury, Moabiya Jahan, Tabassum Islam, Israt Jahan Mim and Halima Khatun Urmi.
The administration has temporarily expelled five students including Chhatra League leader Sanjida Chowdhury from Islami University (EB) in connection with the torture of Phulpari Khatun.
University Proctor Shahadat Hossain said that this decision was taken at the University Disciplinary Committee meeting on Saturday afternoon.
He said that a meeting of the disciplinary committee was held today from 12 noon to 2:30 a.m. in the vice-chancellor’s office. Sheikh Abdus Salam, Vice-Chancellor of the University presided over it. The meeting decided to issue show cause notices to the accused five students. The notice must be responded to within the next seven working days. If the answer is not satisfactory, they will be expelled.
The expelled students are Sanjida Chowdhury alias Antara of Statistics Department (Session: 2017-18), Halima Akhter Urmi of Fine Arts Department (Session 2020-21), Israt Jahan Mim of Law Department (Session: 2020-21), Tabassum Islam of Finance and Banking Department. (Session: 2020-21) and Muawiya Jahan of the same session of the same department. Among them, Sanjida Chowdhury was the Vice-President of the University Branch Chhatra League. The rest are workers of Chhatra League. Central Chhatra League has expelled all five people from the organization in the incident of torture.
On February 11th, Phulpari Khatun, a first year student of the university, was accused of torturing her throughout the night in a public room of Deshratna Sheikh Hasina Hall. Phulpari made a written complaint to the administration on February 14 in the name of campus Chhatra League vice president Sanjida Chowdhury, Tabassum Islam, Moabiya Jahan, Israt Jahan Mimi and Halima Khatun Urmi. When the matter came to the fore, there was a storm of severe criticism across the country. After the matter reached the High Court, the branch Chhatra League formed an investigation committee. In addition, the district administration also formed an investigation committee on the orders of the university administration and the court.