Three days into a hunger strike demanding withdrawal of a case filed by the university authorities against 56 students, four students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) withdrew from their strike on Monday evening.
The students took the decision to call off the hunger strike around 7:30pm as JU pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Amir Hossian assured them of withdrawing the case, said Bangladesh Chhatra Union JU unit president Imran Nadim while talking to reporters, UNB reports.
Pro-VC Amir Hossain made the students drink water for breaking their fast after the students took the decision, sources at the campus said.
JU Treasurer Sheikh M Manjarul Haque, its proctor Tapan Kumar, JU Teacher Association President Prof Farid Ahmed and other teachers and students were present at that time.
Four students started their fast unto death at 2:00 pm on Saturday at the Central Shaheed Minar premises on the campus and continued their strike for the third consecutive day till Monday evening demanding the removal of the case.
They are Puja Biswas, a 40th batch student of International Relations, Sarder Zahid and Tuli, 42nd batch students of English department and Arman, a 43rd batch student of Law and Justice Department.
On May 26 last, agitating students blocked Dhaka-Aricha highway for six hours following the deaths of two fellow students in a road accident in Savar. But police fired rubber bullets and tear gas shells to disperse them.
Later, the students besieged and ransacked the VC's residence protesting police attack on them.
Later on May 27, university administration filed a case against 56 students bringing the allegation of vandalising the VC's house..