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BCL seeks immediate resumption of student politics in BUET

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Published: 22:09, 31 March 2024

BCL seeks immediate resumption of student politics in BUET

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Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) on Sunday (31 March) demanded immediate resumption of student politics on Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) campus.
From a protest rally in the city's Central Shaheed Minar this afternoon, the organization issued a 24-hour ultimatum to give back the seat of Imtiaz Bappi, a student whose seat allotment was cancelled, and welcome him to his residential hall.
The BCL organised the rally demanding “resumption of student politics by freeing BUET from the dark shadow of the fundamentalist force and protesting against anti-constitutional, anti-fundamental rights and anti-education decisions by the BUET authorities.”
BCL president Saddam Hossain said, "The ban on student politics must be lifted and the BUET authorities must hold a student union election along with welcoming Imtiaz Bappi to his residential hall."
Saddam also demanded to bring the students involved in extremist and fundamentalist activities to book as soon as possible. “We are calling upon the BUET authorities to set a standard on which the student politics will run on the campus and how to increase the participation of students in the policy”, he added.  
Addressing the protest rally, Saddam Hossain said he went to BUET Shaheed Minar premises to meet a friend. As rain started, he had to move to the cafeteria. 
The BCL president asked if anyone needs a visa-passport to enter the BUET premises.
Saddam said the death of Abrar Fahad hurts the heart of BCL men, but organisations like Hizbut Tahrir, JMB and Chhatra Shibir cannot be the force behind banning student politics on the BUET campus.
BCL secretary Sheikh Wali Asif conducted the rally. He said the decision as to whether the BUET students would do politics or not cannot be left to any evil force.
Imtiaz Rabbi, whose seat allotment in the residential hall has been cancelled in the wake of student movement, also spoke at the rally.
Earlier, BCL leaders and activists with processions from different residential halls and city units started gathering at Shaheed Minar.
BCL Dhaka University unit president Mazharul Kabir, secretary Tanvir Hasan, Dhaka north unit president Riaz Mahmud, secretary Sagar Ahmed, Dhaka south unit president Rajibul Islam and secretary Sajal Kundu, among others, spoke at the rally.
 After the rally, BCL leaders-activists led by Saddam Hossain entered BUET campus and placed a wreath at the mural of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at BUET Shaheed Minar.