“No fund for public univs if provocative acts not stopped”
Sabah Mannan of DOT
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reminded and warned teachers who instigate their students to come to the wrong path in the name of movement that public universities are run with state money and corrective actions may be taken in order to halt the wrongdoings. The premier made such remarks citing the recent unrest in Jahangirnagar University and other public universities. She said that if the situation continued, the government may stop funding these institutions which would require instigators to bear their study expenses.
“Leading students to a wrong path through provocation and sweet words are unacceptable…nobody can allow this,” she said while inaugurating the Bangladesh Jatiya Sramik League’s (BJSL) 13th national council at Dhaka’s Suhrawardy Udyan yesterday (Nov 9), reports BSS. She added that some people are hampering academic activities and working hours of the students by engaging them in strike for days.
About raising allegations against anyone, the Prime Minister said as per the law it his his/her duty to prove it who raises the allegation, and if that person fails to prove that then measures can be taken against him as per the law.
Discussing about government steps taken for progress in different sectors, Sheikh Hasina said that the government has helped people by implementing welfare programmes for the garment workers, labourers of industries and farmers of the country.
She said her government has so far increased wages of the workers by 380 percent three times raising the amount to minimum Tk 8300.
In this regard, the chief minister called upon all including leaders and workers of Jatiya Sramik League to work jointly for establishing Bangladesh as the most developed and prosperous country in South Asia.
Chaired by Jatiya Sramik League President Sukkur Mahmud, the function was addressed, among others, by Labour and Manpower Affairs Secretary Habibur Rahman Siraj, State Minister for Labour and Employment Begum Munnujan Sufian, ILO Country Director Tuomo Poutiainen, General Secretary of the ITUC Asia-Pacific Shoya Yoshida and General of South Asian Regional Trade Union Council Laxman Bahadur Basnet.