She questioned the rationale behind the Buet students' decision to continue protesting despite the authorities accepting their demands
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has questioned the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) students' reasons for continuing their protest, given the authorities' decision to meet their demands following Abrar Fahad's murder.
She made the remark while addressing the second conference of the Mohila Sramik League as the chief guest at Krishibid Institute, Bangladesh Convention Centre, in Dhaka, on Saturday.
General Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League Obaidul Quader also spoke on the occasion, while President of Mohila Sramik League Raushan Jahan Sathi was in the chair.
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“The Buet vice chancellor has accepted the 10-point demand of the students following the murder," the prime minister said. "However, the students have said they will continue their movement. After their demands have been fulfilled, what is the rationale of continuing this? "
The prime minister simultaneously reissued a strong warning against any wrongdoing on the campuses of the educational institutions, asserting that strict actions will be taken against the wrongdoers, whoever they may be.
“Our words are clear that we will never tolerate any crime on campus … we did not allow it in the past and will also not accept it in future,” she added.
Convenor of Conference Preparation Committee and Executive President of Mohila Sramik League Suraiya Aktar delivered the welcome address, while the General Secretary Begum Shamsunnahar Bhuyan placed the organizational report.
Earlier, the prime minister inaugurated the conference by releasing pigeons and balloons.
She also hoisted the national flag, while Raushan Jahan Sathi and Begum Shamsunnahar Bhuyan raised the party flag on the occasion.
A minute’s silence was observed as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and four national leaders and martyrs of different movements, including the Liberation War.