Students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) staged a protest against their expelled fellow’s return to class on the campus on Thursday.
Ashikul Islam Bitu, who was expelled from the university for his alleged involvement in the murder of Abrar Fahad, was seen joining an online class recently.The protest was held in front of BUET Saheed Minar where Ali Ammar Muaz, a student of Mechanical Engineering Department, read out a written statement.
“The Board of Residence and Discipline of BUET permanently expelled 26 accused in Abrar Fahad murder case on November 21, 2019 on the basis of the report from the inquiry committee. Ashikul Islam was one of them,” it reads.
“On May 22 this year, he was seen in an online class of Chemical Engineering Department. Later we learned that he received a stay order from the court on his expulsion. Following the court order, the BUET authorities permitted him to join the class,” said the statement.
“Because of above-mentioned incidents, we are not willing to continue our academic activities with Ashikul Islam Bitu,” the statement reads.
“The university authorities assured us that they will appeal against the court order as soon as possible. It must be done by May 29, otherwise we will wage further movement and boycott our classes and exams collectively,” it said.