Students of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology continued boycotting their classes for the twenty first consecutive day on Sunday, demanding effective steps to investigate the attack on their fellows and punishment for the attackers.
The pretesting students, who continued boycotting their classes since October 29, said that they would not go back to their classes until their demands were met.
The administration repeatedly made promises but did not meet all of the demands, they added.
Dhaka University and BUET authorities formed two probe bodies to investigate the incident; but the committees were yet to submit their reports.
The Dhaka University probe body, led by Zahurul Haque Hall residential teacher Abdur Rahim, said that they need more time to submit the final report. However, BUET committee did not make any comment in this regard.
BUET students’ demands include proper investigation into the incident, filing case against the perpetrators by the university authorities, constructing gates at the Palashi entrance and Bakshibazar entrance of the university to limit traffic on the campus.
Their other demands are — ensuring foolproof security for students, removal of foot over bridge on their campus, which is allegedly a safe haven for drug addicts, and ousting the staff families from the campus who are allegedly involved in drug peddling.
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