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Protesters give 3-day ultimatum for re-election to Ducsu

Staff Correspondent

13 March 2019,Wednesday, 14:42



Members of different panels, who boycotted Monday’s election to Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu), have given the authorities a 3-day ultimatum today to announce schedule for fresh polls.

In hundreds, general students led by leaders of various panels brought out a procession from Raju sculpture around 12:30pm and marched towards vice-chancellor’s office.

Ducsu vice-president-elect Nurul Haq Nur, also a quota reform movement leader, was among the protesters.

Later, a six-member delegation met VC Prof Akhteruzzaman and handed over a memorandum to him in this regard.

Faruk Hossain, joint convener of quota reform movement, said their demands include withdrawal of the cases filed against students over ‘assaulting’ the provost of Ruqayyah Hall.

Meanwhile, six students are continuing their hunger strike for the second consecutive day to realize their two-point demand including re-election to Dhaka University Central Students Union (Ducsu).

They vowed to continue until their demand is met.

Ducsu polls, held after 28 years, were marred by allegations of massive vote rigging and irregularities. All panels, except that of Bangladesh Chhatra League, boycotted the election alleging vote fraud.

The BCL panel dominated the polls but its vice-president candidate Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon was defeated by quota reform movement leader Nurul Haq Nur.

VP-elect Nur also demanded reelection to all posts, citing irregularities, and holding them under the supervision of new officials.

 

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