RU Fine Arts students displace sculptures demanding gallery

18 Apr 2017, 17:24

Online Desk

Rajshahi: A section of students of Fine Arts Faculty of Rajshahi University removed the sculptures made by the teachers and students of the institute on the campus on Tuesday, protesting the 'authorities' apathy' for protecting the sculptures and ensuring their security.

The incident came to light in the morning when the students and teachers of the university went to the campus.

Imran Hossain Anik and Yusuf Hossain Swadhin, two students of Masters Department of the Sculpture Department, said, "We along with 40-50 students dislocated our sculptures on the campus as there's no gallery for displaying our artworks and security fence for protecting those."

Prof Dr Mostafa Sharif Anwar of the Sculpture Department said, "After the incident, an emergency meeting was held in the morning where we came to know that some 7-8 students of the department were involved in the incident. A decision over punitive action against those involved in the incident will be taken at the council meeting."

"Sculptures are not usually kept in a gallery for showcasing, and these are kept at open places for learning," he said.

Prof Dr Mostafizur Rahman, Dean of the Fine Arts Faculty, said a section of students dislodged the sculptures to press home their demands.