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BCL demands resumption of student politics on BUET campus

  • DU Correspondent
  • 14th August, 2022 11:41:05 PM
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BCL demands resumption of student politics on BUET campus

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Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) President Al Nahean Khan Joy demanded that Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) take steps to resume student politics on the campus.

"What do you (BUET) want by stopping student politics? By stopping student politics, can you free BUET of militancy? This is a bad sign for you. You should be aware of this now,” he said.

He made the demands at a human chain held in front of Raju Memorial Sculpture on Dhaka University (DU) campus on Sunday.

BCL Dhaka University unit organised the event demanding extradition of Bangabandhu's murderers.

Joy said: "No one has the right to stop student politics in the educational institutions. Students will speak for students and student politics will continue. This must be accepted. We ask you (BUET) to reconsider the matter.

“Bangladesh Chhatra League, the beacon of hope to the young generation, is requesting you."

Meanwhile on Saturday evening, BUET students staged a protest against holding a prayer session and discussion on the campus under the banner of "former leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League, BUET", marking National Mourning Day.

BUET authorities banned political activities on the campus after the death of student Abrar Fahad following torture by the leaders and activists of BCL in one of the university’s dormitory.

On Sunday, the protesters held a press conference where they said that by holding programmes under the banner of political parties, attempts are being made to start student politics again in BUET.

They also said that they did not oppose the programme marking National Mourning Day.

As student politics is banned on the campus, they (BCL) cannot organise any programme under the banner of BCL, they said, adding that all student organisations are prohibited from holding any programmes on the campus.