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Nur demands fresh DUCSU poll by Mar 31

Published : Thursday, 14 March, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 651
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Members of five panels, who boycotted election to Dhaka University Central Students' Union (DUCSU), issued a three-day ultimatum on Wednesday to the university administration demanding a fresh DUCSU polls cancelling the controversial Monday's election.
Expressing solidarity with protesters newly-elected Vice President of DUCSU Nurul Haq Nur also demanded re-election to all posts by March 31.
He said, "Except Chhatra League all other organisations are demanding re-election and they are staging demonstrations to this end."
Nur, also a popular leader of the quota reform movement, came up with the demand while talking to reporters at the Haji Muhammad Mohsin Hall's guestroom on the university campus in the afternoon. Commenting on the alleged assault on him, Nur said, "Provost of Ruqayyah Hall Jinat Huda called the BCL President and General Secretary and they carried out the attack on me."
Replying to a question over taking charge of the VP, Nur sought one or two more days to take decision in this regard.
Meanwhile, five independent candidates along with two general students of DU continued their hunger strike for the second day demanding reelection to DUCSU.
Earlier, the leaders and activists of five panels, alliance of Quota Reform Movement, left parties' Progotishil Chhatra Jote, Swadhikar Swatantra Parishad and independent alliance and Chhatra Federation-supported panels brought out procession from Raju sculpture around 12:30pm.  Meanwhile, DU Vice Chancellor Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman ruled out the possibility of holding the re-election of DUCSU adding that stern action would be taken if anyone tried to create anarchy on the campus over the issue.
"A total of 450 teachers, officials and stuff made their efforts for a successful DUCSU polls, we cannot disrespect the efforts," said the VC.
Terming the election a fair one, DU VC further said any attempt to dishonour or spoil the huge works of the election would not be tolerated.
About the oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected office-bearers, DU VC said everything will happen as per the rule.
Before handing the memo, Aroni Samonti Khan, leader of the independent panel announced that the five panels of DUCSU election will go for tougher programmes if their demand for a fresh schedule is not met in three days.
Also during the protest, Faruque Hossain, a leader of the quota reformist panel, demanded withdrawal of the cases filed against the demonstrators.
Meanwhile, five independent candidates along with two general students of DU continued their hunger strike for the second day demanding reelection to DUCSU.
Five strikers started their hunger from Tuesday evening at the foot of Anti-Terrorism Raju Memorial Sculpture. Later two other joined them.
Besides, Students of Ruqayyah Hall staged demonstration on Tuesday demanding re-election and resignation of hall provost Zinat Huda.

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