Published:  03:24 AM, 05 December 2019

BUET students call off protest

BUET students call off protest Agitated BUET students speaking at a press conference in front of the Shaheed Minar on the campus on Wednesday. -AA

The students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), who have been protesting for two months boycotting classes and examination seeking justice to the murder of the slain BUET student Abrar, on Wednesday called off their protest and declared to return to their academic activities.

The protesting students came up with these announcement at a press conference in front of BUET's Shaheed Minar on Wednesday around 4:00pm.

As the university authority met our demands we are now going to appear in the term final examinations scheduled to begin on December 28,  said Mahmudur Rahman Sayem,  a fourth year student of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of BUET. "

The authority had issued a notification last Monday night declaring the maximum punishment for ragging and student politics with permanent expulsion," he added.

"Through this, all three demands of the students were fulfilled.  At the same time, there are plans to make a commitment on university's Code of Conduct, before enrolling new students," he further said.Thanking the BUET administration for meeting their demands.

"We want the justice of Abrar's murder to be done fairly and quickly.  We hope that the court will take the matter to the utmost importance and fulfill the hope of the whole country," Sayem added.

The students commenced their eight-point demands on soon after Abrar's murder and then continued it with revised ten-point demands. From November 02, they continued protest with three-point demands that came to end on December 04 after announcing huge punishment for ragging and suspending 26 students.     

After Abrar murder, BUET authority banned all kind of politics for teachers and students. BUET also brought all the academic, administrative and residential hall building under CCTV monitoring.      

Abrar, a second year student of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of the university, was beaten to death allegedly by some leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League's BUET unit in Sher-e-Bangla dormitory in the university on October 7.

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