01 Apr 2024, 20:32
Update : 01 Apr 2024, 20:42

Students’ leaders hail HC order staying BUET’s ban on politics  

DHAKA, April 01, 2024 (BSS) – Leaders of various students’ organisations welcomed the High Court order staying the effectiveness of BUET authorities’ notice curbing political activities on campus.

“We definitely want that democratic atmosphere is ensured in all educational institutions as we have a very glorious history of student politics in the country. The right of students to do politics and express their opinion must be ensured in all campuses including BUET”, said Mukta Baroi, President of left-leaning Socialist Student Front.

The court order is a victory against the decision of banning student politics which is ultra vires to the constitution and fundamental rights, said Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) General Secretary Sheikh Wali Asif Enan.

“We hope through the order, democratic and academic atmosphere will be prevailing again in the BUET campus,” he hoped.
“The court order has once again proved that no decision against the constitution can be implemented in the country. It has paved the way to ensure democratic and education-friendly atmosphere in the BUET campus”, said BCL Dhaka University unit General Secretary Tanbir Hasan Shaikat. 

Meanwhile in a press briefing, BUET Vice-Chancellor Prof Satya Prasad Majumder said, BUET authorities would comply with the court order.

“As of now, we have not received the High Court order. Once we receive it, we will initiate the necessary legal procedures”, he added. 

Earlier, in response to a writ petition filed by Buet student and central Chhatra League leader Imtiaz Hossain Rahim Rabbi, the High Court bench of Justice Md Khasruzzaman and Justice KM Zahid Sarwar stayed Buet order issues on October 11, 2019 which banned all political organizations and their activities in the Buet campus.

The ban on student politics was imposed following the tragic murder of second-year student Abrar Fahad by a group of fellow students reportedly belong to Bangladesh Chhatra League at the university's Sher-e-Bangla Hall on October 7, 2019.

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