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Buet Teachers’ Association bans teacher politics

  • Published at 03:47 pm October 9th, 2019
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File photo: Buet Teachers' Association President Dr AKM Masud speaking at protest organised by the teacher's association on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The decision was taken at the association’s emergency meeting

Buet Teachers’ Association has banned teacher politics at the university.

The association’s president Dr AKM Masud made the announcement while addressing demonstrating students, demanding justice for Abrar Fahim, at Buet campus intersection on Wednesday.

“We have come to a decision to ban teacher politics at the university. Student politics will also be banned soon,” he told the protesters.

He also said the decision was taken at the association’s emergency meeting held at 10am in the morning.

The emergency meeting, attended by 300 Buet teachers, also agreed on 8 points:

1. All Buet teachers apologized to Abrar's parents -- as they failed to ensure security for the students.

2. Urging the government to ensure justice through speedy tribunal.

3. Lifetime expulsion of those involved with killing within 72 hours.

4. Seeking government's intervention to oust all outsiders from residential dormitories to maintain the orderliness.  

5. Decision taken to ban all kind of direct and indirect political activities of teachers and students

6. Proper investigation into previous incidents of ragging and repression on students and bringing the culprits to justice.

7. Resignation of the vice-chancellor acknowledging his failure to manage Buet properly.

8. If he does not resign, then we will urge the government to terminate him.

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.