Move to amend DUCSU constitution
DU authorities hold meeting with student bodies
The Dhaka University (DU) authority on Thursday held a meeting with the active student organisation on the campus in a bid to amend the constitution of DU Central Students Union (DUCSU) and its hall unit (Sangsad) to hold its long-awaited polls.
Leaders of different active student organisations demanded immediate elections to DUCSU and steps to ensure peaceful coexistence of student bodies on the campus.
They also demanded more secretariat posts, formation of neutral election coordinating committee, more women leadership and amendment to some of the sections of the DUCSU constitution which was last updated in 1998.
The meeting was held between the committee and the student's bodies from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the conference room of University's Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Building.
Members of the committee - Masterda Surja Sen Hall Provost Dr. A. S. M. Maksud Kamal, Kabi Jasimuddin Hall Provost Dr. Md. Rahmat Ullah, Ruqayyah Hall Provost Professor Dr. Zeenat Huda and Shamsunnahar Hall Provost Dr. Supriya Saha were present at the meeting with Law Dept Prof Mizanur Rahman in the chair.
The DUCSU constitution was last amended in 1998.
Representatives from the student bodies including Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), BNP's student front Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) and Bangladesh Chhatra Union took part in the discussion.
"Another meeting will be held on January 14 and student organizations will submit rest of their recommendations on the issue", said Dr. Mizanur Rahman.
BCL DU unit president Sonjit Chandra Das and general secretary Saddam Hussain; JCD DU unit president Al Mehedi Talukder and general secretary Abul Bashar Siddique; Chhatra Union DU unit President Foez Ullah and Chhatra Federation DU unit president Umme Habiba Benojir were also present.
After the meeting Sanjit Chandra Das said, "DUCSU election is our longstanding demand and we are eagerly waiting to participate in the election. We will also inspire JCD to participate in the polls".
Later, Progressive Student Alliance at a press conference demanded to ensure coexistence of all students' bodies on the campus and set up election booths in open places during the polls.