Campus correspondents of online and print media of Jahangirnagar University (JU) on Thursday demanded the abolition of controversial student discipline codes imposed on journalism on the campus.
Over 30 correspondents of different online and print media under the banner of ‘Working Journalists in JU Campus’ submitted a memorandum to JU Vice Chancellor Prof Farzana Islam in this regard.
In the memorandum, working journalists’ of the university demanded abolition of controversial two sections ‘5(j)’ and ‘5(q)’ of newly updated disciplinary ordinance to the students.
In the updated disciplinary codes of section 5 (j) says, no student can spread or help to publish any false information or distorted news of the university in local/national/international print and electronic media or social media.
Another section 5 (q) says, no student can send any derogatory or discourtesy message to the students, teachers, employees via to telephone, mobile, email and internet.
Students will have to face punishment of maximum lifetime expulsion to minimum fine tk. 5000 if any of them violate the newly updated disciplinary rules.
About the sections, Md Musa, President of JU Press Club President said, ‘University authorities may have bad intention to resist independent journalism on the campus to meet their own interest."