Vice President-elect of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU) Nurul Haque Nur has expressed solidarity with the Ruqayyah Hall students who are on hunger strike.
Nur demanded resignation of Ruqayyah Hall Provost Prof Dr Zeenat Huda for “vote rigging and irregularities”.
“Vote rigging and irregularities took place in the (DUCSU) polls at Ruqayyah Hall. So, she has no moral right to hold the provost post,” he said.
Nur came up with the demand while expressing solidarity with the students of Ruqayyah Hall staging hunger strike.
He said that he is expressing solidarity with the girls as their “demands are logical”.
Earlier, five female students of Dhaka University’s Ruqayyah Hall began a fast unto death over 3-point demand related to the recently held DUCSU election, taking up position in front of their dormitories on campus from Wednesday night.
Five students – Saida Afrin Safi, Rafia Sultana, Shrabanna Shafique Dipti, Joyonti Reza, and Pramik Esha of the hall started their strike around 9:30pm.
They are demanding the resignation of Ruqayyah Hall Provost Prof Zinat Huda, reelection of Ducsu, and withdrawl of all cases against the independent candidates and their supporters including Ducsu VP-elect Nurul Haq Nuru.