DU student resumes strike demanding DUCSU polls

DU Correspondent | Published: 01:02, Apr 03,2018 | Updated: 01:28, Apr 03,2018

 
 

Dhaka University student Walid Ashraf resumed his hunger strike demanding an election to the Dhaka University Central Students’ Union after observing a similar strike for 15 for days earlier on the campus on the same demand.
Evening master’s student of the Institute of Social Welfare and Research, Walid resumed his hunger strike at the Memory Eternal premises Sunday night demanding the long-pending polls to be held by April 10 as per the directives of High Court.
Walid said the university authorities have not yet taken any decision regarding the directives of High Court. Besides, the university also did not respond to the call of President Abdul Hamid.
He alleged that the university authorities were not sincere enough to hold the polls.
On October 10, High Court directed the DU authorities to finish process for constituting a full-fledged senate in six months to elect the panel for appointing its vice chancellor.
The DU senate has five representatives from DUCSU.
DU vice-chancellor Professor Akhtaruzzaman said he was not aware of the matter.
Walid had observed his first strike at the same venue from November 25 to December 9.
Earlier on February 27, Dhaka University syndicate asked all the hall provosts to make a complete voter list by May 30 for Dhaka University Central Students Union election.
The syndicate also decided to hold the much-awaited election by March 31, 2019.

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