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Writ petition filed in High Court challenging legality of Buet student politics ban

  • Writ filed by Buet student and Chhatra League leader Imtiaz Hossain Rahim Rabbi 
  • Student politics was banned at Buet following Abrar Fahad’s murder
Update : 01 Apr 2024, 01:40 PM

A writ petition has been filed in the High Court challenging the legality of the ban on student politics at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet). 

The writ was filed by Buet student and Chhatra League leader Imtiaz Hossain Rahim Rabbi on Monday. The lawyer for the petitioner is Barrister Harun Ur Rashid.

The hearing on the writ petition will take place on Monday afternoon in the High Court bench of Justice Md Khosruzzaman and Justice KM Zahid Sarwar Kazal. Senior lawyer Shah Manzurul Haque will stand for the writ petitioner.

The Education Ministry secretary and Buet vice chancellor, among others, are respondents in the writ.

On Thursday, a group of Chhatra League leaders and activists entered the Buet campus under the leadership of its top leaders. In protest, Buet students initiated a movement on Friday. 

During this time, the students presented a six-point demand, including enforcing the ban on student politics on campus.

Later, the Buet administration partially accepted the students' demands and published a notice. The notice signed by Buet Registrar Prof Dr Md Forkan Uddin said the cancellation of the accused student Imtiaz Hossain Rahim Rabbi's dormitory seat, formation of an investigation committee, and decisions to be taken according to the investigation while ensuring that all academic activities, including exams, would continue as scheduled.

Student political activities were prohibited at Buet following the murder of Abrar Fahad by Chhatra League members in the university's Sher-e-Bangla Hall on October 7, 2019.

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