No Bar On Student Politics At BUET: HC

In 2019, the Bangladesh University of Engineering (BUET) authorities issued a notification banning student politics, which was stayed by the High Court. As a result, there is no bar to continue student politics in Buet anymore. The order came in following a writ petition filed by Buet student and Chhatra League leader Imtiaz Hossain Rahim Rabbi on Monday.

The High Court bench of Justice Md Khasruzzaman and Justice KM Zahid Sarwar handed down the order. 

On Thursday, a group of Chhatra League leaders and activists entered the Buet campus under the leadership of its top leaders. In protest, Buet students initiated a movement on Friday. 

During this time, the students presented a six-point demand, including enforcing the ban on student politics on campus.

Later, the Buet administration partially accepted the students' demands and published a notice. The notice signed by Buet Registrar Prof Dr Md Forkan Uddin said the cancellation of the accused student Imtiaz Hossain Rahim Rabbi's dormitory seat, formation of an investigation committee, and decisions to be taken according to the investigation while ensuring that all academic activities, including exams, would continue as scheduled.

Student political activities were prohibited at Buet following the murder of Abrar Fahad by Chhatra League members in the university's Sher-e-Bangla Hall on October 7, 2019.

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