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Buet students block road for 2nd consecutive day

  • Published at 08:15 pm June 19th, 2019
Hundreds of Buet students have gathered to participate in the protest on Wednesday, June19, 2019 Focus Bangla

They also locked the gates of the administrative buildings

Students of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) have again blocked a road to press home their 16-point demand.

They blocked the Zahir Raihan road in front of the Shaheed Minar from 11am to 3pm on Wednesday.

They also locked the gates of the administrative buildings.

This was their second consecutive blockade continued from Tuesday.

Buet students have been protesting since June 15, for  implementation of  their 16-point demand that includes: Building a visible Buet gate, recruiting a director of student welfare through an upstanding recruitment process, renaming the only female residential hall, and improving living standards in the residential halls. 

Abu Sadat Mohammad Sayem, a fourth year student of civil engineering department, told the Dhaka Tribune: “We stopped all administrative works, and padlocked the gates of all administrative buildings.”

After arranging a procession around the campus, they blocked the road.

Students boycotted all classes, and educational activities since Saturday, but started blocking the roads from Tuesday, as there was no response from the administration.

Hundreds of students of all departments, and batches gathered to participate in the protest.

They also claimed that they could not contact the vice-chancellor despite repeated attempts. 

They vowed to carry on the protest until their demands are met. After weekly leave on Thursday and Friday, they are to sit again.