BNP extends solidarity to BUET protests

Staff Correspondent | Published: 16:58, Oct 09,2019 | Updated: 00:15, Oct 10,2019


Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior joint-secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. -- New Age file photo

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday expressed solidarity to the ongoing protests and demands of the students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology protesting against the gruesome murder of their fellow Abrar Fahad.

At a press conference at the party central office at Naya Paltan, BNP senior joint-secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi expressed the party’s solidarity and demanded arrest of Amit Saha, BUET unit Chhatra League law affairs secretary, whose room was used for torturing Abrar that caused his death.

He said first information report did not mention the name of Amit and he was not expelled from Chhatra League and even no punitive step was taken against him.

 ‘The BUET administration and controversial police officials are now busy to save him.’

He said that Abrar was killed for protesting anti-state deals with India and urged the prime minister to cancel the deals to prove whether the prime minister stands by Abrar, not India.

Rizvi alleged the government was applying different tricks to calm down protesters when the protests flared up across the country.

The BNP leader said though Awami League or its president Sheikh Hasina could tolerate their criticism to some extent but they could not endure criticism of India.

Terming Abrar as the ‘best patriot of the time’, he said Abrar would remain as the spirit of protecting the country’s independence and sovereignty.

Abrar, a second year student of Electrical and Electronic Engineering department, was allegedly tortured to death by Chhatra League activists at Sher-e-Bangla Hall of BUET on Monday.

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