Alexa Buet students place fresh 10-point demand

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Buet students place fresh 10-point demand

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 01:47 PM, 9 October 2019   Updated: 07:53 PM, 9 October 2019

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) placed a fresh 10-point demand on Wednesday protesting the murder of Abrar Fahad. They placed the fresh demand at around 11:15 am following a silent procession on the campus. 

The demands are - 
1. Ensure capital punishment to the Abrar Fahad's killers. 

2. Ensure the expulsion of all the identified killers from Buet for life by 5 pm on October 11. 

3. Buet administration has to give compensation to Abrar’s family and bear their expenses for running legal battles in the murder case.

4. The BUET administration has to take proper steps to end the trial of the Abrar murder case within the shortest time under the speedy tribunal. The BUET administration has to regularly monitor all processes and inform students about this. 

5. The official notice must be given along with a copy of the charge sheet immediately.

6. A complete ban on organisation-based politics on the campus must be imposed within the next seven days.

7. The Vice-Chancellor has to come to the campus by 2:00 pm today and answer all questions of the students which includes his explanation as to why he failed to show up on the campus even after thirty hours of Abrar’s killing. 

8. All sorts of ragging in the residential halls have to be stopped. Students also demanded the expulsion of those involved in ragging students at Buet dormitories. 

9. A common website/platform/forum must be developed which will have all such incidents that have previously occurred and will contain details of the legal progress. Buet Institutional Information System account needs to be used for this platform and work in this regard needs to be visible by October 11. CCTV cameras should be installed on both sides of every wing of the residential halls.

10. Sher-e-Bangla Hall Provost Muhammad Zafar Iqbal Khan must be withdrawn by 5:00 pm of October 11 for his failure to protect students. 

Abrar Fahad, a second-year student of EEE department, was beaten to death allegedly by some BCL leaders at the university’s Sher-e-Bangla Hall in the night on October 6. Abrar’s father Barkat Ullah filed a case against 19 people with Chawkbazar Police Station on Monday. So far, police have arrested 13 people including 12 accused in the case. A court granted a five-day remand for each of the 10 accused who were arrested on Monday.