BUET deadlock in 38th day: Session-trap fear upturns
Published: 02:46 PM, 15 November 2019 Updated: 09:47 PM, 15 November 2019
All the academic activities of Bangladesh Engineering University (BUET) have been remaining suspended amid the constant student movement based on various demands including the rapid trial of the murder case of Abrar; a student of the university who was brutally beaten to death by some other politically motivated student of the same campus on October 6. And his body was recovered from the first-second floor corridor of the university’s Sher E-Bangla residential hall. It is still uncertain when the BUET campus will be in motion even after a 38-day closer. Common students, as well as the guardians including concerned people, are worried about the possible sessions-trap in this.
The teachers hope that the campus will be operational within the next week. In this situation, students are falling behind the syllabus this year and are going to be stuck in session-trap, BUET authorities told the media.
BUET's student welfare director Professor Mizanur Rahman told the DailyBangladesh, that the police had already submitted a charge sheet of Abrar murder case. “We will be given a copy. If found, it will be given to the BUET's Investigation Committee. Accordingly, those involved in the killing will be permanently expelled from BUET,” the professor added.
About this, Professor Mizanur Rahman said that the demand of the students was incomplete with the BUET administration. Hopefully, the permanent expulsion of the perpetrators will be implemented, the students will return to class.
Discussion on this matter (resuming activities) between BUET VC and us (teachers) have been held, Hopefully, the BUET campus will be operational again in the coming weeks, the BUET teacher further said. The main task of the students is to concentrate on the class-exam, he commented also.
But students from the BUET movement have announced that they will return to the class only after the permanent expulsion of those involved in the murder of Abrar. They have added three more points to the BUET administration. Until these demands are met, the protesting students say their class-test boycott program will continue.
Asked about this, coordinator of the BUET Students' Movement, Antara Tithi, said that from the many demands, we have recently made three demands to the BUET administration. Among the claims are - the permanent expulsion of the accused in the charge sheet, the investigation, and trial of recent ragging cases, and the formulation of a specific rule regarding punishment for anyone involved in any political activity.