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Not a Chhatra League activist, says student who sued Ducsu VP-elect Nur

  • Published at 01:22 am March 13th, 2019
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Newly-elected vice president of the Dhaka University Central Student Union (Ducsu) Nurul Haq Nur talks before media at Dhaka University campus on Tuesday; March 12, 2019 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Hours after Ducsu polls closed on Monday, Raina lodged a case with the Shahbagh police station

The Ruqayyah Hall student who sued 40 people, including Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) VP-elect Nurul Haque Nur, for allegedly attacking the hall provost, said she is not an activist of the Chhatra League.

“I am not affiliated with Chhatra League. I started the case as our rights were violated and to ensure justice,” Dance department student Marzuka Raina said.

Hours after Ducsu polls closed on Monday, Raina lodged a case with Shahbagh police station.

“Voting at Ruqayyah Hall was continuing smoothly, but Nurul Haque Nur barged in along with some others and created ruckus. I was there along with several others and we were harassed by them,” she said.

Nur and the others with him “misbehaved” with Hall Provost Zeenat Huda, she claimed before adding, “What they had done is totally unacceptable … It seemed that they would have assaulted her [provost].”

Tension mounted at Ruqayyah Hall and Bangladesh-Kuwait Maitree Hall in the morning of Monday upon discovery of stashed away ballot papers.

Voting was deferred at the two halls by several hours following demonstrations by students over alleged ballot paper forgery.

Ruqayyah Hall Returning Officer Farhana Ferdousi was relieved of her duty.

Speaking to Bangla Tribune on Tuesday, Raina said that she was not a Chhatra League activist.

“You can cross check. Those who have claimed it do not know me. I am a student of the hall who seeks justice for vandalism, ballot-snatching, and harassment of the provost,” she said.

Leftist panel's vice president candidate Liton Nandi and general candidate Umme Habiba Benozir , Chhatra Dal general secretary candidate Anisur Rahman Khandaker Anik, and Ruqayyah Hall independent VP aspirant Sheikh Mousumi, have been also accused in the case filed on Monday night.