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No sign yet to end of deadlock in the university

Times Report - December 3rd, 2012

There is no sign of end to the nearly 3-month deadlock at Islamic University (IU). Besides, stalemate situation continues at the university. All offices are open but silent and desolate as teaches and most of the officials and employees do not go to campus.
Meanwhile, Islamic University Teachers Association (IUTA) urged the government  immediate appointmentment of new honest and competent VC, Pro-VC and treasurer removing the present ones.
IUTA made this demand on Sunday in a press conference held at its office in the university.
In a written statement, the IUTA alleged that the incumbent VC, Pro-VC and treasurer who are ‘unwanted’ and now out of the campus are trying to motivate the government high ups to appoint few person as their successors are ‘directly or indirectly’ involved in ‘corrupt practice’ as their associates.
“Only appointment of honest and competent men would help ease up the prevailing situation,” Professor Yakub Ali, president of IUTA told in question in the press briefing.
Meanwhile, another discontent is fomenting among the teachers and other staffs over an uncertainty of getting salary in the running month.
Campus sources said there is none on the campus to exercise authority and take any decision as the three top most officials—–VC, Pro-VC and treasurerhave been absent in the campus for last six days.
The registrar office sources said VC professor Dr. Alauddin was in four days leave from Wednesday. He had to join on Monday. But he did not come to campus.
Pro-VC Kamal Uddin was in 13 days leave since November 20.
Treasurer Professor Sahjahan Ali was handed over charge but he is not going to campus since Thursday.
Registrar Dr. Moslem Uddin confirmed of absence of the three high ups in the university.
This correspondent talked to Treasurer Professor Sahajahan Ali over phone. He admitted of his not going to campus.
“I feel ‘severe’ insecurity to go campus alone where VC or Pro-VC are not there,” he said.
Whereabouts of VC and Pro-VC could not be known as their mobile phone found unreachable.
This correspondent however, tried to contact VC’s family in Dhaka over phone. But his family declined to say something about the VC, citing ‘security problem’.
On the other hand, a group of pro-Awami League teachers belonging to Bangbandhu Parishad is now in Dhaka to inform the university situation to government high ups.  Professor Dr. Abul Ahsan Choudhury, president of the Parishad is leading the teachers.
The university has been passing a deadlock situation since September 8. The trouble begun after the university authority appointed 132 teachers and officials in the university on September 7. No class and examination are being held at the university since the period.