Sirajganj representative: An investigation report has been submitted into the incident of cutting the hair of Rabindra University students at Shahjadpur in Sirajganj.
On Thursday evening, Laila Ferdous, chairman of the Rabindra Studies Department of the university and head of the five-member investigation committee, said Himel Registrar. Sohrab submitted this report to Ali.
Abdul Latif, additional treasurer of the university’s vice-chancellor, said on Thursday evening, “I have received the report. It will be opened to the public at a syndicate meeting at the Dhaka office on Friday and the next decision on the teacher will be taken. ”
However, it was not confirmed whether the syndicate meeting was held till Friday evening.
He tried to contact Treasurer Abdul Latif on Friday but could not be reached for comment.
Laila Ferdous Himel, head of the inquiry committee, told bdnews24.com that Farhana Yasmin Baten, a teacher in the Department of Cultural Heritage and Bangladesh Studies, did not come to the inquiry committee to defend herself.
He was scheduled to appear before the inquiry committee at 1 pm on Thursday. The head of the committee said that she did not talk to the teacher as she did not come till 3 pm.
Laila Ferdous Himel declined to comment on the details of the haircut.
On September 26, Farhana Yasmin Baten, an associate professor in the Department of Cultural Heritage and Bangladesh Studies at Rabindra University, allegedly cut the hair of 16 students with scissors. The teacher was also accused of scolding one of the students for posting his status on Facebook. When the student tried to commit suicide, the university campus became agitated.
In that situation, the university authorities formed a five-member investigation committee. Associate Professor Farhana Yasmin resigned from three administrative positions as per the decision of the Board of Directors of the University; However, at the time, he denied the allegations of cutting students’ hair.
The students went on a hunger strike demanding the removal of Farhana Yasmin. CCTV footage of the haircut while the movement was going on went viral.
Then on the night of September 30, Farhana Yasmin was suspended at a syndicate meeting of the university. He was also asked to abstain from academic and administrative activities of the university indefinitely until further notice. The agitating students went on a hunger strike and locked themselves in the administrative building.
In that situation, the students suspended the movement with the assurance of Education Minister Dipu Moni to take action in this regard.