BUET teachers, students vow to resist militancy, terrorism
Several hundred students and a good number of teachers of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) on Wednesday took a mass oath to stand together against all kinds of terrorisms.
Rafia Rizwana, a second-year student of Mechanical Engineering Department,
conducted the oath ceremony at BUET auditorium in the afternoon.
The students also took an oath to eradicate all kinds of terrorism and communalism from the campus.
Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Saiful Islam, Acting Director of Directorate of Students Welfare (DSW) Prof Dr Mohammed Abdul Bashit and provosts of all eight halls took the oath along with the students.
On Tuesday evening, the students held a press briefing in front of the BUET Shaheed Minar after calling off their protest and made an announcement to take a mass oath.
They have been protesting since October 7 seeking justice for Abrar Fahad, a second-year student of the BUET Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department was beaten to death by Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leaders inside the university's Sher-e-Bangla Hall in the early hours of the day.
The students called off the protest but announced to boycott academic activities till the suspects of Abrar Fahad murders are expelled from the university permanently.
The protest was suspended as the students found law enforcement agencies and BUET administration taking necessary steps to meet the 10-point demand placed by the protesters.
A representative of the protesters said they had received a notice from BUET on the suspension of the suspects and also assurance from the authorities of the university that they would be expelled if found guilty.
On October 11, the Vice-Chancellor announced a ban on student politics on the campus. Till date 20 people have been arrested in connection with Abrar murder.