JCD men bring out rally on DU campus after 9yrs

Demand postponement of Ducsu polls for 3 months
Ducsu election 2019
Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) brings out a rally in Dhaka University campus after nine years on February 7, 2019. Photo: Rafiul Islam

Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), the student wing of BNP, today demanded a safe environment for all the student organisations and called upon the authorities to postpone the Dhaka University Central Students Union (Ducsu) election for three months in this regard.

Welcoming the Ducsu election, JCD activists said a safe environment on the DU campus is needed for all the student wings of political parties for holding campaigns ahead of the polls, and demanded that the authorities postpone the polls for three months and ensure that the student bodies can hold their campaigns properly and safely during this time.

The JCD men placed their demand to the DU Vice-Chancellor Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman by handing over a memorandum to him around 11:00am.

After placing their demand to the VC, the JCD activists brought out a rally on the university campus from the Vice-Chancellor's office and through the Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) after about nine years. They halted their political programmes on the campus after 2010 fearing arrest and harassment.


In the memorandum, the JCD members urged the VC to ensure a safe environment for the student wings of all the political parties for a fair election and proposed that the authorities set up polling centres in the academic buildings instead of the residential halls.

They also urged the authorities to reconsider the age limit (30 years) for contesting the polls and allow a candidate to take part in the election as long as he is a student of the university.

Meanwhile, Progotishil Chhatra Jote also brought out a protest procession from Aparajeo Bangla this morning and echoed the JDC men’s demands.


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