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5 DU students begin hunger strike seeking Ducsu re-election

  • Published at 11:35 pm March 12th, 2019
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Five students of Dhaka University start a hunger strike at the foot of Anti Terrorism Raju Memorial Sculpture on Tuesday evening, demanding fresh Ducsu and hall unions elections UNB

After the results were published, all panels, except that of Chhatra League, rejected the results alleging irregularities

Four independent candidates along with a general student of Dhaka University (DU) started a hunger strike at the foot of Anti Terrorism Raju Memorial Sculpture on Tuesday evening, demanding fresh elections to its central students’ union and hall unions.

Among them, Anindya Mondol, a 3rd  year student of philosophy department was a member candidate of Jagannath Hall union, Tawhid Tanjina, a 4th year student of computer science and technology department, was a candidate for transport affairs secretary of Ducsu.

The others are Soyeb Mahmud, a second year student of physics department and an independent candidate for literature affairs secretary of Shahidulla Hall union, Md Mainuddin, a 2nd year student of population sciences department and an independent candidate for cultural affairs secretary of Mohsin Hall Union and Roni Hossain, a 4th year student of geography and environment science department and a resident of Bijoy Ekattor Hall.

While taking to the UNB correspondent, Anindya Mondol said: "The results of Ducsu and hall unions are fabricated. The university authorities staged a drama in the name of election."

He also said they are observing a hunger strike demanding re-elections at the earliest, and added: "Or else, we will continue our hunger strike."

The long overdue elections to Ducsu and its hall unions were held on Monday.

Quota reform movement leader Nurul Haq Nur was elected vice-president (VP) of Ducsu while Bangladesh Chhatra League General Secretary Golam Rabbani its general secretary. 

Eight among nine secretary posts went to candidates from Chhatra League panel.

After the results were published, all panels, except that of Chhatra League, rejected the results alleging irregularities, and demanded re-election to all the posts except that of VP and Social Welfare post, and announced to boycott classes for an indefinite period.