BUET students go on strike to protest Abrar murder

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 11:51, Oct 09, 2019 | Updated : 13:25, Oct 09, 2019

Students of  Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology bring out a procession protesting Abrar Fahad`s death on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 PHOTO/Sazzad Hossain

The students at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) students have announced a strike placing a 10-point demand in protest of the killing of Abrar Fahad.
As the protests rolled into the third consecutive day on Wednesday (Oct 9), the students announced that they would continue to abstain from all academic activities and gave the university authorities an ultimatum to meet their demands by 5pm on Friday (Oct 11).
Their demand includes withdrawal of Sher-E-Bangla Hall provost Md Shahinur Islam by Oct 11.
On Tuesday night, the administration of BUET agreed to the demands placed by students protesting Abrar's death.
The students also said they would boycott the upcoming BUET entrance examinations scheduled for Oct 14 and continue the protest till the charge sheet is filed.
Abrar, a second-year student of electrical and electronic engineering department of the university, was beaten to death on Monday.
Some Chhatra League leaders have been accused of beating him for his alleged involvement with Islami Chhatra Shibir, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami.
Meanwhile, Abrar's father Barkat Ullah filed a murder case against 19 people with Chawkbazar police station on Monday evening.
Later, Bangladesh Chhatra League expelled 11 of its members permanently from the organization for their involvement in Abrar’s murder.
Abrar’s death sparked protest across Bangladesh. The protesters have demanded justice for Abrar and capital punishment for the murderers.
As of now, 13 people have been arrested in connection to the murder.